Scout's Take: Miami DL commit

Miami recently landed a defensive end commitment so lets take a closer look at him as a prospect.

What to Like: The first thing that stands out when watching David Perry is his frame and how athletic he looks. At 6-foot-5 plus and about 230 pounds, he has an ideal frame that should be able to hold another 30+ pounds in college without losing any speed and athleticism. He shows some explosiveness off the football and shows a real good first step upfield. He has long arms and quick feet and plays with a pretty good motor for the most part that enables him to make a lot of plays. He's also athletic enough to be considered a Division 1 tight end prospect.

What may concern you: He'll need to bulk up and add upper body strength so he'll be able to better fight off blockers. He also relies too much on his straight line speed to run by opposing tackles in high school so he'll need to develop some pass rushing moves and do a better job with his technique as far as using his hands and things like that. He hasn't been playing football very long so he's still learning in a lot of ways.

Bottom Line: Perry was recruited as hard as any defensive end prospect in the state not named Corey Lemonier this year so it's a big get for the Hurricanes. He's a solid three-star prospect whose best days should be way ahead of him.

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