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Get to Know Your Orange Man: #26, DB Tyrone Perkins

The senior changes positions with an eye on playing time.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Name: Tyrone Perkins

Position: Safety

Year: Senior

Height: 6’0”

Weight: 206

Hometown: Glen Head, N.Y.

High School: Friends Academy

2017 Stats: Ended up playing in five games, rushing eight times for 18 yards and catching another two passes for 14.

2018 projections: After years of getting a few carries here and there for the Syracuse Orange, Perkins switches to the secondary and the safety position. While he was listed as Evan Foster’s backup at SS this spring, that might not necessarily hold this summer.

How’d he get here?: Perkins was a top running back in New York state senior year before an ACL tear. But Syracuse kept their offer on the table, and he headed up to CNY.

What’d recruiting sites say?: Three stars, and a top-1,000 or so player in the class of 2015, according to the 247Sports composite.

Money Quote: Former Orange tight ends coach was pretty excited to have Perkins aboard back in 2015.

“I think that he’s a pretty special athlete and a guy that can do multiple things. That’s the one thing with this recruiting class in general; I think we’ve got a number of guys who can do multiple things.”

Twitterfeed: (not much tweeting since 2015, but here it is) @tperk33

Tweets of wonder: Apparently Perkins got a nod in Peter King’s MMQB feature back in 2014?

What movie would Dino recommend for him: Tyrone Power starred as Leonard Vole in 1957’s Agatha Christie thriller “Witness for the Prosecution.” Seems like the sort of old school Hollywood film Dino would be a fan of.

Interesting nugget o’interest: Perkins was one of three running backs in the 2015 class for Syracuse, though only Dontae Strickland remains at the position now (and Jordan Fredericks transferred to UMass). Also, Perkins was the first commit of the class of 2015.

Let’s get a good look at you: High school highlights from when Tyrone was at the top of his game.