|Lemoore athlete Allen Perryman verbally committed to Sacramento State on Thursday, Jan. 7. Perryman helped lead the Tigers to a combined 22-4 record in the past two seasons (photo credit: Central Valley Football).|
Three days ago, Lemoore High athlete Allen Perryman said he wasn’t sure when he’ll announce his college choice and that he wanted to wait it out and see what other football programs would extend an offer to him.
But that changed on Thursday, Jan. 7, as the versatile Class of 2016 prospect decided to commit to Sacramento State.
Perryman, who helped guide the Tigers to back-to-back 11-win seasons, said his phone would constantly ring with Hornet coaches on the other line. That told him how bad the Hornet coaching staff wanted Perryman on the Big Sky Conference campus.
“I was constantly getting phone calls (from them) wondering how things were going and if I had made a decision or not,” Perryman said. “It feels good to make a commitment because I'm not stressing over which school I want to choose. I chose Sac State because they showed me the most attention out of most schools.”
Perryman - who shined at wide receiver, running back and safety for the Central Section Division-II title game runner-up - said he’s being recruited on offense. He adds that Hornet head coach Jody Sears had him sold during two home visits.
“When you’re able to get a head coach to come to your house on the second visit and tells you that I can play five different positions on his team, it makes it (Sac State) the perfect fit,” Perryman said.
Offensively, Perryman hauled in 31 catches for 503 yards and scored 10 touchdowns. He included 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns to his offensive total.
He also was known for snatching the ball from the sky on defense, as the sure-handed Perryman intercepted 12 passes in the last two years at Lemoore.
Perryman held one other offer from Weber State. He has no intentions to de-commit from the Hornets.
Said Perryman: “Out of my offers, there was no other school that could compare to Sacramento, so it's a solid commitment.”