Former LSU quarterback Ryan Perrilloux has signed with the New Orleans VooDoo, marking his return to football.
Perrilloux is one of the most highly touted recruits of the Les Miles era, remembered as much as the hero of the Tigers’ 2007 SEC Championship game as his May 2008 dismissal from the team. Since then, he’s bounced from Jacksonville State to the Canadian Football League before returning to his home state.
“The opportunity to sign him and have him come play football (near) his hometown of New Orleans, it’s a no-brainer,” VooDoo coach Pat O’ Hara said. “I’m looking forward to working with him and great (quarterback) competition in camp.”
On Friday, Perrilloux is scheduled to speak with the media for the first time as a member of the VooDoo at a 3 p.m. news conference at Hooters (4748 Veterans Boulevard, Metairie).
The LaPlace native joins a VooDoo squad which went 5-13 in 2013, including an eight-game losing streak. The team also played a number of quarterbacks, including early season starter Kurt Rocco (2,319 yards, 49 touchdowns), who returns this spring.
Perrilloux played at East St. John High School where he became a five-star recruit.