David Perkins Fell in Love with Ohio State
Ohio State had a major recruiting weekend in the middle of January which focused on a position of need for 2012, linebackers. David Perkins came away from the weekend in Columbus, Ohio very impressed with the football program and the coaching staff. He met players, coaches, and saw the facilities which are some of the best in the country. Luke Fickell was instrumental in landing Perkins official as the position coach spent the most time with him on the visit.
Fickell sold the position and the school to Perkins as the coach feels this coming year, a number of freshman linebackers will need to play. Perkins had wanted to visit both Illinois and Cal and then make a final decision on a college. He walked away liking OSU better than Missouri and didn’t wait for the additional two visits before becoming a Buckeye.
He was very close to committing on his official visit to Ohio State and could not resist when he returned home to South Bend Indiana and still felt the need to commit. "They say when you get on campus you'll know, and when I got to Columbus I thought, 'This is the place; this is what I want to do.' I didn't want to leave." he said about the visit that sold him.
An original Notre Dame commit, Perkins is now a part of the four member OSU linebacker class that also includes Josh Perry, Luke Roberts, and Camren Williams. The overall class is rated in the top 5 nationally by all recruiting services.