South Hot 100 DL Names Top 5

<b>Brandon Perry</b> is one of the more popular names mentioned when you talk about interior defensive linemen in the south. He's taking his time so far with recruiting, and he talks about his Top 5.

"I like Georgia, Florida State, Florida, Tennessee and Auburn. I still don't have a leader," Brandon Perry said.

Why have each of those schools found their way onto his list?

Georgia: "They're playing some good football, and I like the coaches and their playing style."

Florida State: "I like their coaches and it's a good school."

Florida: "They have a good football team and I can get a good education. I hate that Coach Zook got fired. He's a real good coach and so is Coach Dickson."

Tennessee: "The football team is real good and I like Coach Michaels a lot."

Auburn: "They've done came along real well and are playing good."

What is Perry looking for in a school?

"Education is the thing that's first before football. I'm going to get a good education if I can't do anything else."

Hawkinsville's big man in the middle has set some tentative unofficial visit plans for the remainder of the season.

"The last game I went to was Florida and LSU. It was real loud down there in the Swamp. That's what I remember about it. I want to go to the Notre Dame vs. Tennessee game, Auburn vs. Georgia and Florida vs. Florida State game. I haven't scheduled any official visits yet."

The Red Devils had to replace their top two defensive ends from a year ago, including Perry's cousin and prize recruit Charles Johnson who signed with Georgia. That combined with the fact that Brandon caused a lot of havoc in his own right last year, has made him a marked man in 2004.

"We've got Wilkinson County this weekend before the playoffs start. I don't really even know my stats, but I think I have about 5 sacks. All the coaches know me and they seem to be triple teaming me, double teaming me, cutting me and holding me all the time. I don't really even complain about it anymore, because I just know it's coming."

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