QB Bryce Perkins Ready For Second Opportunity On FBS Level (EDGE)
The time has come for quarterback recruit Bryce Perkins to make the move from his home state of Arizona to the University of Virginia for the beginning of the next stage of his collegiate career. UVA’s spring semester begins next Wednesday, January 17 and the Cavalier football program will welcome four new players to the fold: Perkins, quarterback Brennan Armstrong, offensive lineman Bobby Haskins, and outside linebacker Noah Taylor.
While the other three student-athletes are just beginning their college careers, UVA will be Perkins’ third collegiate stop. The Chandler High School (AZ) grad began his collegiate career at Arizona State, where he redshirted as a true freshman in 2015 and missed all of 2016 with a fracture in his neck. Perkins attended Arizona Western College this past fall.
Seeing live game action for the first time since his high school days, Perkins guided the Matadors to a 9-1 record and an appearance in the NJCAA Championship game. He performed well, completing 63.3% of his passes for 1,311 yards and rushing 69 times for 353 yards while racking up 11 total touchdowns (seven passing, four rushing). His play captured the attention of several FBS programs, especially Virginia.
Cavalier head coach Bronco Mendenhall offered a scholarship in early November of 2017. Perkins verbally committed to the Wahoos on December 5 and signed on December 20.
“I’m real excited,” Perkins said of enrolling at UVA next week. [Post edited by Chris Horne at 01/12/2018 3:10PM]