Perkins is a 6-1 guard from Fort Myers, Fla., and joins Utah State from Miami Dade College.
"Darius is a strong combo guard who has a very good feel for the game," Morrill said. "Two of his many attributes are his ability to shoot the ball and his love of playing defense. He has the talent to be an excellent Mountain West Conference guard."
Perkins averaged 18.8 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last season at Miami Dade College. He shot 50.0 percent from the field, as well as 48.0 percent from behind the arc and 77.0 percent at the free throw line.
He was a prep standout at Chaminade-Madonna Prep School in Hollywood, Fla., averaging 21.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game during his career there. Perkins earned first-team all-Class 3A all-state honors, along with being named the all-district player of the year and the team MVP. He shot 63.5 percent (73-of-115) from the field, in addition to 58.1 percent (25-of-43) from behind the three-point arc as a senior, finishing his career shooting 61.1 percent (237-of-388) from the field and 61.7 percent (82-of-133) from three-point range.
Perkins is one of five children of Margaret Smith and Antonio Perkins. He intends on majoring in business administration at USU.