Ole Miss signee Suntarine Perkins named to MaxPreps High School All-America Team
OXFORD, Miss. — Ole Miss signee Suntarine Perkins continues to garner recognition as one of the elite athletes of 2023 and earlier this week was named as a member of the first-team defense of the 2023 MaxPreps All America Team.
Hotty Toddy to Ole Miss Signee @suntarine for making the 2022 @MaxPreps HS Football All America Team (1st Team Defense). We will have more over @TheRebelWalk. #RWRecruiting #MadeInTheSip pic.twitter.com/6PZdd4ygv5
— LeeAnn Herring (@MissKYUS2011) January 10, 2023
Perkins joins 59 of the nations top high school football players that make up the annual selection of the best of the best in the nation’s offensive and defense players.
Perkins is fresh off a strong showing in Orlando, Fla., at the Under Armour All-America Game, where he capped off the week by recovering a fumble in the January 3 game. His Team Phantom emerged victorious, 14-7.
Perkins, who repped the Rebels in the game along with fellow in-state talent and future teammate Ayden Williams, drew rave reviews throughout the week from those covering the event.
— Demetric D. Warren (@DemetricDWarren) January 1, 2023
— suntarine perkins (@suntarine) January 5, 2023
It came as no surprise when Perkins was named MaxPreps Mississippi Player of the Year. Perkins helped lead his Raleigh High School team to its first-ever state championship last month.
Perkins, who played both sides of the ball for Raleigh, finished his senior year with 92 tackles, five sacks and four interceptions to go with 2,081 yards rushing and 32 touchdowns.
Kiffin on Suntarine Perkins: "That's one of the most impressive games I've ever seen on film or in person….just a great athlete….very impressive."
— The Rebel Walk (@TheRebelWalk) December 21, 2022
While many expect the four-star Perkins to soon reach five-star level, it really makes little difference because the talented Rebel will make an immediate impact, regardless.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) December 21, 2022
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.