Last week he took part in one of Auburn's camps and showed the ability that college coaches look for in the secondary. While he's still got a long way to go in terms of technique and his fundamentals, Perry said the move to a new school and coaching staff has already paid dividends for him.
"Things have gone real well," Perry said. "I love the school system. Auburn High School is a really laid-back place. The town is just a wonderful place to be.
"Things are totally different," he added. "Newnan High School, they produced a lot of great players, but they didn't win like this school wins. Learning the winning ways is totally different than doing what you normally do."
A teammate of talented three-star prospect Griffin Riggs, Perry said watching the hard-working player go about his business every day has taught him a lot in the short time he has been at Auburn.
"Griffin is a great example," he said. "I see him in the weight room and he works hard. I follow right behind him and work hard right there with him. I think we can win and can surprise some people this year."
Working mostly on offense went he first got to Auburn in the spring, Perry got a look at safety and things fell into place for the young prospect. Still needing to become more physical, he said the chance to do both is something he has waited for.
"It's just a blessing to be able to play both ways," Perry said. "A lot of people just can't do it. I'm getting the chance to show my skills at safety and receiver. That's just great."
Still waiting on his first scholarship offer, Perry said he's hearing from Auburn, Penn State, Miami, North Carolina, South Carolina, Cincinnati and several other programs. While he said the waiting is tough he knows his time will come.
"Of course, I want it to happen, but things happen for a reason," Perry said. "I don't have an offer right now but it's just making me push myself even harder when it comes to the weight room and training and everything. It just makes me want it that much more."