Upcoming Freshman A Name To Remember

Just entering his freshman season in high school, this young player has all the traits to be a good one down the road.

Newnan, Ga.—It's not often that an upcoming freshman catches your eye, but that's the exactly what happens when The Heritage School standout football and basketball player Spencer Perry is around. At 6-3, 175 and just entering his ninth grade year, Perry is already a player to watch down the road in recruiting.

Preparing to enter his first season of varsity football after starting at point guard last season on the varsity, Perry is preparing to hit the camp circuit this summer with a stop scheduled at Auburn for Sunday's one day camp. He said he's looking forward to getting out and competing with the top talent to see what he needs to work on in the coming years.

"I really want to get into the camps because I think they will help me with the fundamentals of how to play the position," Perry said. "I think that will benefit me when I play varsity football next year."

Using better than 4.6 speed in the 40-yard dash, Perry is a threat offensively but prefers the defensive side of the ball at safety. Because of that he said there's one player he looks up to and hopes to pattern his game after.

"I grew up watching Ed Reed," Perry said. "I like how he plays the game and also Champ Bailey. I just love Troy Polamalu. I just like safeties that like to hit and can return it when they intercept the ball. That's who I really look up to."

Not even in high school yet Perry has plenty of time for the recruiting process to take hold. While he waits for his turn to jump into the mix he said he already has a list of schools he hopes to hear from one day.

"I'm interesting in Auburn, Alabama, really just SEC competition," Perry said. "It's primarily SEC schools because they play the fastest and the biggest guys. It is my dream to play in the SEC."

Admitting that the doctors expect him to grown to 6-4 or taller, Perry said even if he continues to grow he feels like he can stay at safety and make the position work.

"I'm going to work hard," Perry said. "I'm very quick and coordinated. I understand how to play the position."

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