The city of Memphis is known for producing a lot of D1 Football talent.
New Head Football Coach Justin Fuente is counting on that continuing and plans on keeping as many at home as possible.
Fuente and his coaching staff has had success at every level of college football and they have one goal and task ahead of them, turning the Memphis Football Program around.
One Memphis High athlete that recently received an offer from the Memphis program is Whitehaven star wide out and free safety Gerald Perry.
"It was really good to get the offer from my hometown school," Perry told TigerAuthority.com. "I really like the new coaching staff a lot. They are doing a good job, Coach Fuente really loves being the coach here, he is excited about turning things around here at Memphis."
Perry, a 5-foot-10, 165-pound athlete has been clocked running the 40 yard dash in 4.7 seconds.
Perry got the chance to meet the new Tiger coaching staff during Memphis Junior Day, he left impressed.
"Coach Fuente really put together a great coaching staff," Perry said. "You can tell they really know what they are doing."
Perry admits he has several options but likes the possibility of playing in Memphis.
"It would be nice to play for my hometown," Perry said. "Where ever I end up, I'm not going to far way. I want my family and friends to see me play."