August 27, 2012

Recruitment picks up for Perkins

Aurora (Colo.) Regis Jesuit point guard Joshua Perkins said he is in contact with Arizona, Arizona State, Colorado, Minnesota, Oregon, San Diego State, San Francisco and Wake Forest.

He claims scholarship offers from Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado, Northern Colorado, San Diego State, Wake Forest and Wyoming.

Perkins said one school he hopes to hear from is Duke.

"I'm pretty interested in them [Blue Devils], but they haven't talked to me at all," Perkins said.

Perkins, who is rated as a four-star recruit and as the nation's No. 69 overall prospect for the class of 2014 by, said none of the schools stand out, and added he is keeping his options open.

"My high school does the Arizona State team camp, so we were up there," Perkins said. "I was on the campus for their school. I go up to CU quite a bit, and I went up to the Wake Forest camp, so I was on their campus not too long ago. Arizona State spends a lot of money on their facilities. They have the best ones. CU is building stuff, and Wake's actually building stuff too I think."

"I love going to CU, because it's real nice. I can be myself around there. It feels like a comfortable place to be, and that goes for all of the other schools. All of the coaches are real great. The weather is great in Arizona and North Carolina, great facilities in all the schools. They're all amazing."

Jeff Bzdelik and Walt Corbean are recruiting the 6-foot-3 and 175-pound guard for the Demon Deacons.

"I talk to Coach Bzdelik a lot, and I talk to Coach Corbean," Perkins said. "Coach Bzdelik knows me a lot more than I probably know him, because his daughter and son I guess went to my high school, so he knows a lot about my school. He knows what we're doing and stuff."

Perkins said he talks with Bzdelik and Corbean one or more times a week. He added he feels comfortable with the two Wake coaches.

The junior from Colorado wants an up-tempo offense that regularly employs ball screens. He is looking forward to watching the schools that are recruiting him to see how they play.

"I think I lead my team well," Perkins said. "I create for my teammates, and I'm a leader at all times."

He hopes to major in engineering in college.

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