A familiar face in Ann Arbor is 2015 Brother Rice (Mich.) wide receiver Grant Perry. Making his way back up to Michigan Sunday for the Wolverines annual barbecue.
“It went really well,” Perry said. “It was definitely cool talking to all the coaches in that environment and with all the other recruits and commits.
“I had a great time and the race was really cool, that was a good time. All around it was just a good time.”
Camping at Michigan each of the last two years Perry has impressed the Michigan coaches with his performances. Still not holding a scholarship offer from the Wolverines, Perry said wide receivers’ coach Jeff Hecklinski explained the situation.
“They’re basically telling me this year they’re taking a smaller number of prospects coming in so it’s a numbers game right now,” Perry said. “They’re trying to fill up every other position of need.
“Coach Hecklinski told me to be patient with me, you can trust me, I would’ve told you if this wasn’t an option right now but it is so just work with me.
“My mindset right now is it’s not in my hands anymore, I’ve done everything I can so I’m just trying to get focused on my season and start working with my teammates.”
Unclear what will happen moving forward, one thing is certain, Perry would love to land a Michigan offer.
“I grew up a Michigan fan and a Michigan guy,” Perry said. “My dad was a Michigan fan all his life and lived in Ann Arbor so it would be a dream come true. But I’m just going to take my senior season out and if push comes to shove and they don’t offer me I’ll just commit to another school probably.”
Perry is commanding interest from some other Big Ten schools, currently holding offers from Eastern Michigan, Ball State, and Bowling Green, among others.
“I talked to Indiana a couple days ago and they really like me but they want to see a couple games of my senior season,” Perry said. “I was talking to Purdue a little bit and they’re showing some interest and that’s about it in the Big Ten.”
Perry’s high school teammate is 2015 Michigan quarterback commitment Alex Malzone who is doing everything he can to ensure he’ll be throwing Perry the ball at the next level.
“I think he knows I’m pretty interested so he’s definitely been talking to the coaches for me and he’s been trying to get me be a Wolverine for sure,” Perry said.