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4-star ATH Suntarine Perkins commits to Ole Miss

4-star ATH Suntarine Perkins commits to Ole Miss

OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss finished the regular season 10-2, marking the first time in program history the Rebels notched 10 wins in the regular season; however, the coaching staff is not slowing down, especially when it comes to bringing and keeping the talent in the ‘Sip. 

Following the 31-21 Egg Bowl win over State, we saw Ole Miss coaches start jet-setting across the country, making stops at current and future prospects’ homes, catching playoffs, and building those relationships that are so important to the future. 

One such relationship is with the top 2023 athlete in the state of Mississippi, Suntarine Perkins.

Top 2023 Athlete Suntarine Perkins Commits 

On Sunday, the Rebels landed their first verbal commit of 2023 in Raleigh, MS native and 4-star athlete Suntarine Perkins. He is the No. 1 player in Mississippi, and currently sits at the No. 67 overall and No. 7 ATH overall in the nation for the class of 2023, according to the 247Sports Composite.

He held over 14 offers to date including: Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, LSU, Miami, Mississippi State, Oregon, South Carolina, A&M, and Virginia Tech. Wide receivers coach Derrick Nix has been Perkins’ primary recruiter. 

It’s one thing to land players who are exceptionally good at their respective positions, but it’s great when you can get a hybrid player who can give a team an edge as a result of his ability to adapt.

If any player can do that it’s Perkins, who has played both ways his entire high school career to date, spending time at linebacker, running back and wide receiver. He can certainly play a host of positions, but many coaches we’ve spoken with project him as a weakside linebacker at the collegiate level.

Regardless of where he plays on the field, there’s no question why Ole Miss is glad to keep this talent at home.

Made For The ‘Sip

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound Perkins is strong and as swift, with some reporting his forty time to be in the 4.5 range. He is a must-see in person because his film only captures a fraction of what he can do.

Christmas indeed came early to the Rebels with Perkins. He played a pivotal part in steering Raleigh into the 3A South State Championship game.

At the running back position, he rushed for 1,132 yards on 112 caries in the first ten games and locked in 12  TDs.  He also posted 264 receiving yards and added another 5 TDs on the season. On the defensive side of the ball, he had 74 tackles and four sacks in the regular  season. 

His commitment is a huge way to kick off the Class of 2023 for Ole Miss. For all those still wondering why the Rebels remain quieter than others on the recruiting trail, well to take a line from former Ole Miss great Jerrell Powe, “Silence is Golden.”

Stay tuned for who is coming next!

(Feature image: Kevan Lindsay, Laurel Impact)

About The Author

Lee Ann Herring-Olvedo

Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.

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