Big Campus Attractive to Perry

"I'm being recruited by Florida wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales but I got a call from the defensive line coach (Dan McCarney)," David Perry said. "He asked me about my game and how I did. He also wanted to know if I'll be visiting them. He's a cool guy. I'm very comfortable talking with him. He's a legit coach and tells you how it is. I like the campus a lot. LSU is a lot like Florida..."

David Perry, the 6-foot-5, 225-pound three-star defensive end from the University School of Nova Sout in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., has helped lead his team to a perfect 2-0 record with 10 tackles and three sacks on defense. He also had one receiving touchdown at tight end.

Perry, ranked as the No. 41 defensive end in the country by Scout.com, says he has over 20 offers. Although he still denies a leader, he favors Florida, LSU, Florida State and Miami. All have offered.

He doesn't have any official visits scheduled yet and doesn't know when he will. "I'm not thinking about that," Perry said. "I haven't thought about it at all."

Perry says he's received calls from all four of his favorites already this month and says that Oregon also called.

"I'm being recruited by Florida wide receiver coach Billy Gonzales but I got a call from the defensive line coach (Dan McCarney)," he said. "He asked me about my game and how I did. He also wanted to know if I'll be visiting them.

"He's a cool guy," he said of coach McCarney. "I'm very comfortable talking with him. He's a legit coach and tells you how it is."

Perry attended the Gators camp earlier this summer. "I like the campus a lot," he said.

He also attended the LSU camp during the summer. "LSU is a lot like Florida," he said. "They are a good program and have good coaches.

"I like the defense," Perry said. "They are known for always having a good defense and the DL coach (Brick Haley) is great. He's pretty chill and I like how hands-on he is."

Perry didn't attend any games during the opening weekend, but says he watched Florida State/Miami on TV. "It was a cool game," he said. "I wasn't rooting for nobody."

Although he wasn't rooting for a specific team, he admits he came away impressed with both the ‘Noles and ‘Canes. "I was pretty happy with how they looked," he said. "They both performed well and it was a fight to the end.

"You can't really blame anybody at the end," he said of FSU's dropped pass in the end zone as time expired. "There just wasn't enough time and that's a lot of pressure right there to make that throw and catch."

Perry says he doesn't have a timeframe for making a decision. "I just want to be comfortable and fit in," he said. "I like big campuses with lots of people, but if I feel at home somewhere small that's fine too."

He plans on majoring in business/finance and reports a 3.4 core GPA and 890 SAT.

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