Perry a rising RB star at Amite

Kendrick Perry of Amite (La.) will be one of the top running backs in the South for the current recruiting year

He is a big back at 6-foot-2 and 210 pounds and runs a consistent 4.5 in the forty yard dash.


Perry's junior season was cut short due to a nagging sprained ankle that just would not heal but he still accounted for over 800 yards and 12 scores on the ground.


He made a name for himself as a sophomore when he rushed for 1,700 yards and 25 touchdowns which earned him the Offensive MVP Award in his district. Amite head coach Donald Currier figures he could easily top that mark with a healthy senior campaign.


"He can go all the way at anytime," Currier told Tiger Rag. "He has great vision, explosiveness and good moves. He's got great quickness too. He's an I-back but he could also be a one-back in that set because he can catch the ball good."


One Big 12 school has given Perry a scholarship offer but right now it is not listed among his favorites.


"Texas A&M offered me a full scholarship," he said. "I'm getting a lot of handwritten letters from Auburn, Texas, Miami, Tulane, Oklahoma State, LSU and a bunch more. Right now my favorites are LSU, Texas and Miami."


Perry's three favorites all have one thing in common but he elaborated a little more on one certain school.


"I've always liked Miami, Texas and LSU," he said. "LSU is cool. I used to like Kevin Faulk and LaBrandon (Toefield)."


Grades are not going to be an issue since the standout back has a 3.3 grade point average and he scored a 17 on the ACT. He plans to retake the ACT in April with a goal of scoring at least a 20.

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