City: Fort Lauderdale
High School: University School of Nova South
Position: Defensive End
SE Top 150: No. 117
Position Rank: 3*/No. 41
One of the most physically impressive looking players in the state of Florida is defensive end David Perry. Blessed with a great frame and incredible athletic ability the sky is the limit for David Perry.
My Take: Perry is one of those players that has flown under the radar for most of the recruiting season to this point. I expect that to change once he hits the field and starts playing in actual game situations. He is very raw but very athletic and has played only two years of football. He is the perfect mold for what the Gators like at that position. Long, quick off the edge and enough speed to chase plays down from the backside if necessary. We have not heard much from Perry regarding the Gators. When asked if he was still considering Florida:
"Yes, they are one of my top choices."
The other three teams that he is still looking at are LSU, Florida State and the Miami Hurricanes. The Florida defensive end board is as deep as I can remember. There is a ton of talent that is strongly considering the Gators at this time but don't be surprised to see his name start to circle the Florida recruiting sites in the coming months. He is the kind of player that has a very high ceiling at the next level and that goes a very long way.
Scout.Com Biography: David Perry finished his junior season with 47 tackles and eight sacks. He says he can bench 250-pounds and has a 33-inch vertical jump.
Perry only started to play football in as a high school sophomore. His 6-5 frame, speed and long arms makes him an interesting college prospect where he will likely play DE.
Perry plans on majoring in business/finance and reports a 3.4 core GPA and although he took the SAT in June, he says he's unsure of his results.
Perry: "I have great speed and hands. I use my hands a lot and have very good technique. "I want to have more power and get stronger. I'd like to get off the ball faster."