Taking official visits has to be the best experience as a top-level recruit. Traveling to a college you most likely have never seen, the red carpet is rolled out. Especially when the school covets you as one of their top priorities.
At the beginning of the weekend, a surprise prospect decided to take an official visit to Texas. Five-star linebacker Harold Perkins, who has been seen as a Texas A&M lean, made his way to Austin. A big visitor for Steve Sarkisian and Pete Kwiatkowski to say the least.
First impressions are everything, especially for a new coaching staff. Texas football and Perkins could not have gotten off to a better start before even coming face to face.
The Cypress native put a video up on his Instagram story, showing the entrance to his Austin hotel room. A ton of gear and personalized memorabilia is laid out, but Perkins notices a Longhorn-themed cake first.
Soon thereafter, Perkins notices a big bag of Haribo gummy bears sitting next to his official pass and a gift bag. To say he was elated would be an understatement.
You can watch the hilarious moment below:
Even looking back on it, Perkins thought the moment was hilarious himself, reacting to the video on Twitter.
Moving back to the football field, Perkins is one of the best defensive players in the 2022 class. On the 247Sports composite, he ranks as the No. 14 overall player and No. 1 linebacker in the country.
Within the state of Texas, he is the No. 4 player. Only Quinn Ewers, Denver Harris, and Devon Campbell rank higher.
Perkins’ official visit is just getting underway. A full weekend of interacting with Sarkisian and Kwiatkowski is hopefully going to leave a good impression of the five-star. Whether or not Texas can become a serious contender in the recruitment is yet to be seen.