Friday, May 2, 2008

How Different It Could Have Been

I was living in the Dallas-Fort Worth area when Chase Daniel was a stud high school quarterback for the Southlake Carroll Dragons. His size kept a lot of D-1 schools away (although he put up unreal numbers in high school and lost only one game in his career). Gary Pinkel was looking to install the spread offense and recruited the spread offense master (Chase) to the University of Missouri. The University of Texas had a verbal commitment from another stud Texas quarterback who had the physical tools reminiscent of Vince Young and Reggie McNeal. That quarterback was Ryan Perrilloux. Perrilloux backed out of his commitment to Texas and went instead to LSU. Texas then switched their attention to Chase Daniel (who at the time had only verbally committed to Mizzou). Chase kept his word to Mizzou even though it was his dream to play QB at Texas (as had his high school coach, Todd Dodge).
First, think about how things might have been different if Perrilloux had originally committed to LSU and Texas would have turned their initial attention to Daniel. Or, if Daniel had changed his mind to go to Texas.
Wonder what happened to young Mr. Perrilloux? See this article on


The MAN Fan Club said...

Flew up to St. Louis on Southwest Airlines in 2006 with Chase's parents who were on their way to watch the MU/OU game. Day after the Cardinals won the World Series.

billy v said...

I remember that.