Bryce Perkins only attempted seven passes last year for the Chandler Wolves. He completed five of them.
That’s not a lot of passes for Perkins, because standing in the starter’s position at quarterback was Darell Garretson, who threw for 3,065 yards, 30 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Garretson’s since graduated and committed to Utah State, so it’s Perkins’ turn to run the show, and he’s more than pumped to take control.
“I am, it’s truly exciting,” Perkins said. “It’s gonna be a fun year, we have a lot of people that can make plays.”
Following a guy like Garretson, who put up a lot of yards and found the end zone a lot does put some added pressure on Perkins, but he’s more than capable of handling the work load.
“Darell, he’s been mentoring me a lot, so he’s been teaching me a lot about the game, so I think I can do pretty good,” Perkins said. “I don’t think we’ll lose a beat next year.”
Perkins has been getting some looks from some Pac-12 schools, including Arizona State and UCLA. It’s hard not to see why just based on his athletic abilities and the skill set he brings to the table.
When you watch Perkins – as he showcased at a recent passing league at ASU – his style is very similar to Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III, in that they are both very mobile and agile once they take the snap from center.
“Oh yea, that’s a compliment I think so, if they compare me to RGIII,” Perkins said. “I like that, I see myself just like him.”
If the Wolves shape out this coming season like they’re expecting to, Perkins will have some offensive weapons to compliment what he does at his position.
“We have a lot of young guys, and we have people who can play when people are injured,” Perkins said. “Our two best receivers are out, but we still move the ball down and we still have an effective offense.”
“That’s what I like about it, it’s a fast-paced offense too, and we just get the ball downfield,” Perkins said.