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Antwine Perez adds two big offers

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Camden (N.J.) Woodrow Wilson athlete Antwine Perez has more than 30 written offers now, but the latest are two of the biggest. With offers already from schools like Southern Cal, Tennessee, Michigan, Florida and Ohio State, what offers could impress the 6-foot-2, 199-pounder so much?
"I received offers from Georgia and Oklahoma," said Perez. "They both arrived in the mail Monday. I had heard they were waiting to see my film on Rivals and I guess they did because they both said they want me there."
What does he think of each school?
"I don't really know much about Oklahoma except that they win games all the time and produce good players in the secondary," he said. "Georgia I have followed a bit more because I used to be a big Dallas Cowboys fan when I was younger and Herschel Walker caught my attention. When I heard he came from Georgia, I started to follow them a bit."
Both Oklahoma and Georgia are not solidly in Perez's top eight, although he's still interested in some programs outside of his list as well.
"If I had to name my top schools, they would be Southern Cal, Michigan, Ohio State, Georgia, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia Tech and Oklahoma," he said. "But I'm still interested in others like Louisville, Virginia, Boston College, NC State and some others."
Perez will take an unofficial visit to a Big Ten school this upcoming weekend.
"I'm going to Penn State with my coach to see my former teammate Elijah Robinson," he said. "I've been to PSU once before and I'm not really listing them high on my list, but I'm staying open to everything. I know they've recruited well lately, but I'm not overly interested. We'll see after this weekend."
Penn State offered Perez last week. Perez won't be at the NIKE Camp at Penn State but is gearing up for the Elite College Combine on May 4th at the practice bubble at Giants Stadium in New Jersey.
"I'm looking forward to that, although combines don't really get to show what I do best, which is hit people," he said. "But it will give some schools a chance to see me in person and in action a bit."
Perez is considered one of the top (if not the top) safety prospects in the country. Although some schools look at him as a quarterback, he sees his future on defense.
"I like playing quarterback because you're always in the action, but colleges want me more as a safety and I love to hit," he said. "I'm not worried about what position will get me to the NFL or anything like that though -- that's crazy. I'm still in high school and I just want to play at the next level where I fit best."
Perez had five interceptions and 58 tackles on defense as a junior.
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