Shortly after taking over at Louisville, Strong called the 6'1, 195 -pound Perry and worked quickly to get him to UofL for an official visit. Perry will head to Louisville Friday for his official visit with the Cardinals.
"I'm glad I went to the camp at Florida and got to know them [Strong and Carter]," Perry said. "When [Strong] became head coach the first thing he did was call me and asked if I liked Louisville. He told me to look it up on the Internet so I did and he called me again wanting me to come up on an official visit. Then Kenny Carter called and said he was going to be the running backs coach up there. That's amazing. I spoke with him [Strong] the other day and he said he couldn't wait to get me up there."
Louisville appears to be recruiting Perry to play on offense. With his speed, offensive coordinator Mike Sanford would probably look to get Perry involved in multiple ways if he ends up playing for the Cardinals. He might also be a candidate to return kicks and punts.
"They want me to play multiple positions," Perry said. "I think they want me on offense."
Louisville hasn't offered Perry a scholarship yet, but could do so this weekend during the visit. "They want me to come up there and see how I like it and they said they would [offer] once I get there," said Perry.
Perry has offers from Western Carolina, South Carolina State and Eastern Kentucky. An offer from Louisville would probably lead to a quick commitment from Perry. "That's a strong, strong possibility," Perry said.
Perry played all over the field for Chattooga as a senior, scoring 15 touchdowns on offense and intercepting a few passes on defense.
"We had a good season," Perry said. "We went 9-2. I played every position – defensive end, linebacker, safety, wide receiver, running back, and Wildcat. This is one of the best seasons we've had at our school. And I returned kicks. I like to get the ball in my hands and score. I don't have a best position. I love them all."