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February 1, 2011 at 6:34 PM

Spotlight on Josh Perkins

The highlight receiver in Washington’s Class of 2011 is obvious —- Skyline’s Kasen Williams, the Parade Magazine Player of the Year.

But Williams is one of just four players expected to sign tomorrow who could end up at receiver, the others being Marvin Hall of Dorsey, Jamaal Jones of Graham-Kapowsin, and Josh Perkins of Gahr High in Cerritos, the subject of this spotlight entry.

Perkins committed in June and never wavered, said Gahr High offensive coordinator Jon Nielsen.

“A lot of the other Pac-10 schools came through and asked about him but he was comfortable with UW,” Nielsen said. “He wanted to play in the Pac-10, so that made it easy for him to commit there.”

Perkins caught 70 passes for 1,072 yards and 11 touchdowns this fall for Gahr, and ended up rated a three-star recruit and the No. 111 receiver in the country by Scout.com, and three stars and No. 77 at his position by Rivals.com.

Nielsen said Perkins is about 6-4 and 190 pounds. And he fits the mold of many other receivers recruited by the UW staff under Steve Sarkisian in also being a solid basketball player at Gahr.

Nielsen uses Randy Moss as a comparison for Perkins’ style, saying “his ability to adjust to the ball in the air is what sets him apart from all the other receivers out there and is why UW wanted to tie him in with an early offer.

“He’s got probably close to a 40-inch vertical leap, so he gets up there. And the thing that sets us apart is what we do offensively. We run the same offense that Hawaii runs, so his football knowledge of leverage and coverage and those kinds of things has put him ahead of the curve so far. It’s just going to be a matter of learning UW’s terminoloty, but as far as football knowledge, he’s a little bit more advanced than some of the other kids brought in as freshmen.”

Here’s some senior year video of Perkins:

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