In this brief Scout Spotlight video, we take a look at Perez both as a player, and as a person, delving into his unique path from a freshman with grade issues to one of the jewels of the Bears’ 2016 class. Perez will tell you in his own words how he sees himself as a player, and what he sees in his future.
Perez played tackle in high school, and models his game after Joe Staley, but he profiles at guard at the next level. In our Spotlight highlight film, we get insight into what Perez thinks are his greatest strengths, and we see just how powerful a blocker he is. Perez is an aggressive interior lineman who plays with a high motor and gets to the second level with enough foot speed and strength to keep up blocks downfield.
Perez, who describes himself as “athletic, physical and very good at pass pro,” isn’t just a good blocker. His personal history is inspirational. As the first child of immigrant parents, Perez will become the first member of his family to go to college, an option that he never even considered until recently.
Interviewed by Scout, the nation’s 53rd-ranked offensive guard shares his thoughts in the video on what he wants to do after football, and how he fell in love with the sport.