The Whitehaven High three-star defensive tackle is used to a big city, being from Memphis, but once he got into town, he was more at ease.
“Coming in, it was looking really rural, like a country-type area, but when I got into the city, I wouldn’t say I was quite at home yet because I hadn’t been on the tour, but I’m definitely looking forward to my visit,” Perry said.
How the city looked was not Perry’s only concern, as he attended Arkansas’ prospect camp Saturday, hoping to get an offer from the Razorbacks.
While he left without an offer, he remains hopefully he might eventually get one.
“It’s a strong possibility,” Perry said. “They just wanted to see me in camp and give me a chance to meet the defensive coordinator and head coach.”
Being at the camp also gave him a chance to interact with defensive line coach Rory Segrest.
“Me and coach Segrest, we have a great relationship, so I’m very excited about being here.”
Perry has 16 offers, but has narrowed his list down to three: Missouri, Ole Miss and Indiana. That said, if Arkansas pulls the trigger, the Razorbacks would for sure be in his top five.
As a defensive lineman, Perry said the reason for his interest in Arkansas is pretty obvious.
“The fact that they had multiple guys going into the league from the defensive line shows that coach Segrest knows what he’s doing,” Perry said. “From a defensive standpoint as a whole, it’s a good defense.”
Perry would like to join the likes of defensive tackle Darius Philon and defensive end Trey Flowers, who played under Segrest and were drafted in this year’s NFL Draft.