Nick Perry Recaps Official Visit to MSU

Perry also revealed to GSN that he has been selected and accepted an invitation to play in the Army All-American bowl in San Antonio. The only down side to the invite is that it means he becomes ineligible to play basketball at King, something he was thinking of doing.

DETROIT, MI - Detroit King defensive end Nick Perry made Mark Dantonio a happy man with his presence in East Lansing this weekend.

While Perry didn't commit to the Spartans, his presence and his official visit this weekend, means the Spartans have made his Final Four which now includes, West Virginia, USC, Miami and MSU. Perry is still considering Michigan despite the school not yet having hired a head coach.

"First of all, they got after it in practice and they really worked hard and I can see they're not (conceding this game). They really want to win this game, their practice was good."

Perry said he enjoyed sitting in on the position meetings. "They basically had defensive meetings and offensive meetings and I sat in on the defensive meetings where they were discussing what they were going to do in yesterday's practice."

We shared a laugh when I asked Perry if he asked to go over to the offensive meetings. The versatile star played receiver for King and was impressive in helping his team to the first ever state championship for a Detroit school.

"I mean, yeah, once you catch a ocuple of balls and score a couple of touchdowns, everybody wants to do that and support my team in bringing home a state championship. Being the first (Detroit) team, that feels so good."

But Perry knows defense is where is bread is buttered.

When asked how many sacks he recorded this season he replied "Thirty-six." When asked if that was a record he said "That's the state record by ten,"

He said sifting through the list of schools he hears from is sometimes fun, but can be confusing.

"I've got to make a plan, find out what I want from the school and what they have to offer me and take it from there."

He said lately he's hearing a lot from Pete Carroll and USC along with Randy Shannon and Miami, but the 6-foot-5, 245-pounder admits he's still impressed with Coach Dantonio.

Perry said deciding which school to attend is a difficult and time consuming process but that he appreciates the tips that he's received from Coach Dantonio.

"I took the official visit to Michigan State and they talked to me about key things to look for in your process of picking your school so I think I have it down pat, I just have to finish my visits up and make my decision."

"(Coach)Dantonio, he respect me and that it's my decision. He's really not trying to pressure me about committing to him so early. A lot of people want me to commit right away, but that's a good thing."

Perry also revealed to GSN that he has been selected and accepted an invitation to play in the Army All-American bowl in San Antonio. The only down side to the invite is that it means he becomes ineligible to play basketball at King, something he was thinking of doing.

The high profile star says he'll keep GSN up to date on his recruiting process, so keep it tuned here to keep up with the latest.


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