Prospect Watch: 2014 WR Josh Perez

The Canadian WR put on a catching clinic at the IMG Regional last weekend.***Highlights Included***

MATTESON, Ill.--Canadian 2014 wide receiver, Josh Perez, put on a an impressive performance at the IMG Regional 7-on-7 championship this past weekend.

Perez made the trip from Canada, where he plays for Lorne Park (Ontario ) Secondary School. At 6-foot-1, 196-pounds, Perez made multiple plays in man to man coverage and showed tremendous ability to go up and get the ball.

"I just work hard and just put my hard work out here on the field," Perez told GoBlueWolverine. "I feel I am receiver who can do all things. You know, I can run every route and make every play. But right now, that is the play that has been clicking for us (going up top). So, if that's what they want me to do, that's what I'll do for us."

With little exposure in Canada for football, Perez made the trip with his team IDFFL, who are based out of Toronto.

"I think I did pretty well out there on the field," Perez said. "You know, I got a good team and some good coaching down there. I'm just trying to improve. I don't ever accepts my ceiling. I just want to keep breaking through and keep getting better."

Allen Trieu, national recruiting analyst, was in attendance and gave Perez this review:

"One receiver without some of the press clippings other guys had coming in, but showed he belonged was Josh Perez of Lorne Park (Ontario). The Canadian product has excellent ball skills and went high over defenders to make some highlight reel grabs."

Currently, Perez has no offers but plans on hitting the camp circuit on the east coast with his family. He also noted that he wants to attend some camp in nearby Michigan. He said he would like to attend camps at U-M and Michigan State in hopes of getting noticed by their respective coaching staffs.

"I sent out DVDs of my highlight tape," Perez said. "I get responses here and there. But this event is to get me some exposure. It's to show that I can play down here (in the United States) as well…I just want a chance to break down the door and show them what I can do."

In the meantime, Perez says he is just focusing on improving his game on the field.

"Sometimes you just have to focus on the details," Perez said. "The mental aspect of football. There is still things I have to improve on. And once I can get those things down, I believe (schools) will take notice and see what I can do."

Pleas checkout Josh Perez in action at the IMG Regional with his highlights below.


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