David Perkins is a Buckeye!

Written January 18th, 2012 by Jim

David Perkins- elite outside linebacker, 22nd Buckeye in the 2012 class.

The Buckeye recruiting momentum keeps on rolling today in a big way with another commitment in the 2012 class (the third in four days).

Indiana linebacker David Perkins has announced he will be a Buckeye, becoming the 22nd verbal commitment in 2012 and, once again, filling a major area of need.

At 6’2″ 209 lbs. Perkins fits the linebacker profile Urban Meyer is targeting. While he is clearly a little leaner than Ohio State fans are used to (Hawk was 6’1″ 247 lbs.), Perkins is athletic, explosive, and can cover a lot of space from sideline to sideline with ease.

There is still room for the bulkier linebackers on the roster (think Curtis Grant), but unlike Tressel, Meyer is targeting two very distinct players for the outside (think Ryan Shazier) versus in the middle (Grant).

Perkins seems destined to play on the edge at this point in his career.

This commitment comes after Perkins’ official visit to Ohio State over this past weekend. Following the visit, he had nothing but rave reviews for Ohio State and things looked good for the Buckeyes.

Despite this, many observers felt that Perkins would take his remaining official visits before deciding on a school, making this early announcement somewhat of a surprise. Read More