November 5, 2008

Running back talks Auburn commitment

Greenville (Miss.) St. Joseph running back LaDarius Perkins has been putting on a show this season for the high school football fans of the West Mississippi town.

After rushing for nearly 2,000 yards and scoring 29 touchdowns as a junior, the 5-foot-9, 180-pounder is averaging 14.2 yards per carry with 1,689 yards and 25 rushing touchdowns this year. He's also added five other scores on defense and special teams including a 70-yard punt return, a 92-yard interception return, an 80-yard kickoff return and a 41-yard interception return.

"We're having a real good season. I've been doing pretty good running the football," said Perkins. "The season isn't over, yet. I think I'm going to get over 2,000 (yards) this year."

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