Name: Tyrone Perkins
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6’ 0”
Weight: 203 lbs.
Hometown: Glen Head, N.Y
High School: Friends Academy
2015 Stats: Saw time in seven games for the Orange, most of it on special teams. Against Rhode Island, Perkins had one carry for five yards but then converted to WR.
2016 Projections: Perkins is listed as the third slot receiver on the post-spring depth chart behind Erv Phillips and Clay Austin. Due to his good size and speed he will likely be a regular on special teams.
How’d He Get Here?: Syracuse was the first to offer Perkins and he committed first in the Class of 2015. In his senior season of high school he tore his ACL but the Syracuse coaches remained loyal and honored his scholarship.
What’d Recruiting Sites Say?: Three stars across the board.
Money Quote: Perkins was recruited to be a running back originally, but former Syracuse hybrids/tight ends coach Jake Moreland had this to say about Perkins ability to switch positions with Syracuse.com’s Stephen Bailey:
“I think that he’s a pretty special athlete and a guy that can do multiple things.”
Links of Wonder: Despite Perkins’ unfortunate break with the ACL tear, the Syracuse coaches stayed true to their word and were loyal to the scholarship offer.
Tweets of Wonder: Perkins is still chasing his dream and staying #HUMBLEANDHUNGRY.
Dreams don't expire— Tyrone Perkins (@tperk33) July 30, 2015
What’s the Coaching Staff Think?: In an interview with Syracuse.com’s Chris Carlson, Babers explained that he no longer wants the “hybrid players” in Syracuse offense, and that he will assign them a traditional position:
“We’re trying to lock them in to one position and then we’ll see Saturday, when we start to go live, whether they’re really a running back or wide receiver.”
Interesting Nugget O’Interest: Perkins was also a tremendous basketball player in high school, regularly reaching double figures for Friends Academy.
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