LSU linebacker Harold Perkins has quickly emerged as a threatening force on the field, showcasing his talent and leaving opponents in awe of his dominance. In a recent game against Grambling State, Perkins delivered a powerful hit on wide receiver Joshua Quiett, further solidifying his reputation as a defensive threat.
During the Grambling game, Perkins had a versatile role, alternating between a nickel linebacker positioned in the slot and a standup defensive end. His primary position was as a standup defensive end, where he saw action for the majority of his 35 defensive snaps. He only lined up as an inside linebacker for two plays but was predominantly positioned on the edge, doing so 14 times. Despite being officially credited with just one quarterback hurry, Perkins managed to apply pressure on the quarterback three separate times before LSU decided to substitute their starters in the third quarter. It was his final pressure that ultimately led to an interception.
“We wanted to free him up a little bit,” Coach Brian Kelly said. “He's got a lot of responsibilities playing inside, and we just needed to let him go and let him play fast. We felt like with all the things that we had asked him to do, we probably slowed him down a little bit.”
Following a loss against Florida State, LSU was determined to bounce back and redeem themselves. Despite a strong start against the Seminoles, the Tigers faltered in the second half, resulting in a loss. However, with Perkins leading the charge, LSU is fueled by a fierce determination to make a resounding statement on the field. Perkins' impact has been palpable from the very beginning of the game, setting the tone for his team with his exceptional skills and unwavering aggression.