Profiling Emmanuel Perry

Every college recruiter is looking for athletic defensive tackles, which makes Montgomery's Emmanuel Perry a valuable commodity.

At 6-5, 325 pounds, Perry easily has the size to play on the interior of the defensive line. Explosion off the ball is important for any lineman, and his 29-inch vertical leap proves his athleticism as well.

Last season was Perry's first year playing high school football, so he's still learning the position. His coaches at Carver High School report that he has solid technique, utilizing different pass-rush styles to get pressure on the quarterback.

An All-Metro selection last season, Perry claims 65 tackles and a remarkable 20 sacks as a junior. His coaches say Perry's motor runs all the time, and they expect him to surpass those numbers this season.

Emmanuel Perry was impressive at Alabama's mini-camp this summer.

As his size would indicate, Perry has superior strength, which allows him to bowl over most would-be blockers.

He's been clocked at 5.10 in the 40-yard dash.

Perry made a strong showing at Alabama's mini-camp held earlier this summer, showing very good agility. He has also camped at Florida State.

He bench presses 385 pounds, squats 630, power cleans 275 and deadlifts 405. Perry carries a 2.5 GPA, but he hasn't yet taken the ACT.

Perry favors Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida State, West Virginia and Mississippi State. According to the big man, the Tigers, Mountaineers and Bulldogs have already offered.

SCOUTING NOTE: Perry has work to do in the classroom. Plus, right now he's carrying too much weight. But athletes with his combination of size and athleticism are rare. If his academics improve and he makes progress with his conditioning, Perry could become a highly sought after prospect.

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