Rumors were abound on New Year's Day that Reserve (La.) East St. John quarterback Ryan Perrilloux would be getting a visit from none other than Les Miles on Monday morning. Would the visit with Miles be as the Oklahoma State, LSU or is the visit planned to take place at all in the first place? Rivals.com caught up with Perrilloux just minutes after the Texas Longhorns had won the Rose Bowl to find out.
"It's possible that I could be meeting with him, but if I am no one has told me about it," Perrilloux said. "Really, I know nothing about it. I don't know anything about meeting with any head coaches this week. Right now I am still a soft commitment to Texas, but I am looking at LSU, Florida State and Miami and also South Florida is a new school that I am looking at."
Granted, South Florida is a fast rising program and is catching the eye of some big time prospects, but having a guy like Perrilloux considering South Florida may be unprecedented for the Bulls.
"I worked out with one of their assistant coaches a few weeks ago, Lawrence Dawsey." Perrilloux said. "After that I realized that he is just the perfect coach and that is a really great program. He told me a lot about their program and talked to me about some things and I could definitely see myself playing somewhere like that. I am going to schedule an official visit with them mid week after the U.S. Army game."
The 6-foot-2, 207-pound is ranked as the nation's No. 1 dual-threat quarterback, the No. 1 player in Louisiana and the No. 18 overall player in the country.
"I have already taken my official visit to Texas and I know for sure that I am going to visit Florida State on January 21," Perrilloux said. "The week after that I am going to take a mid week visit to LSU and then I am going to Miami that weekend. Like I said I am going to take a mid week visit to South Florida after the Army all-star game and that should be it."
Perrilloux has been unable to receive any phone contact from LSU since Nick Saban announced he was leaving on Christmas day due to the NCAA's current "dead period," but did comment on the current situation in Baton Rouge.
"Right now I don't know much more about the situation than anyone else," Perrilloux said. "They aren't allowed to call right now, but I'm sure I will talk to them in the next couple of days because that ends soon. Right now I am just sitting and waiting to see who they bring in, but at this point my interest in them hasn't changed too much because of it."