Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher says former Aggies commit Harold Perkins is ‘very gifted’

When it comes to recruiting high school athletes, you never know what you are going to get when those kids step on campus. Every year there are five stars who end up being a bust and walk-ons that end up as the team MVP.

When it comes to the case of Harold Perkins Jr., he lived up to the hype, and more. Perkins was a five-star recruit coming out of high school and was the crown jewel of Brian Kelly’s first recruiting class at LSU.

He was the kind of guy that was expected to show up and start on day one. Jimbo Fisher had nothing but great things to say about Perkins — who was committed to the Aggies before ultimately flipping to the Tigers — when he met with the media on Monday.

“Harold is very gifted,” Fisher said. “We knew that. As great as he’s played on defense, you watch him in high school and you could argue he’s as good of an offensive player as he was defensive player. I think he averaged 10 yards a carry?

“Was really athletic, ball skilled. Really good basketball player. You could just see a natural player. He’s great in space, rushing, playing, physical, and he’s a really intelligent young man.”

Fisher will get to see Perkins up close and personal on Saturday in the Aggies’ last game of the season.

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