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Bryce Perkins goes in-depth on UVA commitment

Virginia secured their transfer quarterback on Tuesday when Yuma (Ariz.) Arizona Western dual threat quarterback Bryce Perkins has made his decision.

Virginia secured their transfer quarterback on Tuesday when Yuma (Ariz.) Arizona Western dual threat quarterback Bryce Perkins has made his decision.

“The coaches were the biggest reason why I chose UVA,” said Perkins. “I can’t thank Coach Mendenhall and Coach Beck enough.

“Virginia was the best fit for me.”

UVA targeted Perkins early and made him a priority.

“That played a major role for me. You always want to be where you’re most wanted and I felt that from Virginia.”

A true dual-threat, Perkins brings a skill-set that UVA has yet to have under center in the Bronco Mendenhall era.

When he sat down to watch film with offensive coordinator Robert Anae and Jason Beck, it was BYU film that the UVA coaches broke down to show what they want to do offensively.

“We watched BYU film. They want to run the offense that they used at BYU when they had Taysom Hill.”

The former Arizona State signal caller completed 118 of 180 passes for 1,311 yards and 10 touchdowns this season at Arizona Western in eight games.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound quarterback has added 59 carries for 518 yards and five touchdowns.

We asked the newest addition to the program to tell UVA fans they’re getting in Bryce Perkins.

“They’re getting an exciting playmaker that plays with passion and leaves everything on the field on every play.”

Perkins, who is the younger brother of former UCLA standout and current New York Giants running back Paul Perkins, will enroll at UVA in January and is immediately eligible with two years of playing eligibility remaining.

He’ll join 2018 Shelby (Ohio) quarterback Brennan Armstrong, who Virginia added a commitment from in November, when both signal callers enroll at UVA in January.

According to the 247Sports Composite, coming out of Chandler (Ariz.) High School, Perkins was ranked the No. 17 dual threat quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class.