Nick Monica has had some athletes in his three years at San Bernardino High School in the likes of San Diego State signee Aarein Booker and All-Sun first-team wide receiver Vanzell Richardson. But he feels that Khleem Perkins might be the best of the bunch, as the 6-foot-4, 180-pound sophomore quarterback made the MaxPreps.com 2013 players to watch and is already receiving recruiting interest.
“We have schools around here that we’ve never seen before,” Monica said. “Penn State, Michigan State, UConn, they’ve all been by to see this kid and he’s only going to be a sophomore. We are excited about his potential and can’t wait to see what he’s capable of doing.”
Monica’s enthusiasm goes beyond just Perkins though. The Cardinals are coming off a fourth-place finish in the San Andreas League last season – their best showing under Monica – and have increased numbers of players out. Plus Monica believes that being in the fourth year of the system is paying off as well.