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Perryman talks FSU official

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Among the official visitors on Florida State's campus this weekend was Coral Gables (Fla.) linebacker Denzel Perryman. The three-star inside linebacker recapped his time in Tallahassee on Monday evening.
"It was real good," Perryman said. "I enjoyed the whole trip. I want to go back up there."
The 5-foot-11, 217-pound linebacker recapped what he did from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.
"When I first got there we went to the hotel and checked in, then went out to dinner in the hotel, and then that night we went out with our host," Perryman said.
"On Saturday we had like a 7:30 wake-up call and ate breakfast at like 8:15 at the President's House," Perryman continued. "They then showed us around campus, we had lunch, and after lunch we went back to the stadium and I had meetings. I sat down with the academic advisors and with the coaches as well. We also had dinner in the stadium and dessert at Coach (Jimbo) Fisher's house."
"Sunday we did brunch and then I met with Coach Fisher," Perryman added. "Coach Fisher told me basically that a lot of people don't think I will be a linebacker because of my height but that he doesn't care about height. He told me I am a heck of a ball player and that is what he needs at Florida State. He said I would be a great fit for the program. He said they are on the rise."
In addition to speaking with Jimbo Fisher, Perryman also spoke a good bit with his primary recruiter, Eddie Gran, and his prospective position coach, Greg Hudson. He shed a bit of light on his discussions with the Seminoles' linebackers coach.
"Coach Hudson was basically watching film with me and letting me know about the defense," Perryman said. "He said he puts the best on the field. He told me that he wants me to come in there and compete."
Perryman came on the official visit by himself, but said he spent a lot of time with fellow visitor Arrington Jenkins,. He also said he enjoyed the time he spent with current players on the team and the insight they gave him on the program.
With his first official visit wrapped up, Perryman said that he will travel to Florida this coming weekend, before making his way to Miami and then possibly USC for the final week. His upcoming two in-state visits are set but the final weekend remains up in the air. With two dozen offers to choose from, Perryman said that not one school stands out.
"I don't have a leader at this point," Perryman said. "Everybody is on the same level."
The South Florida prospect intends to make his final decision on National Signing Day. As a senior, he racked up 137 tackles, seven for a loss, with four sacks, an interception return for a touchdown, a forced fumble and fumble recovery.
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