The Maize & Blue have really made recruiting the Garden State a point of emphasis. The Wolverines had already offered many of New Jersey’s top prospects when last week they set their sights on 2017 Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII defensive tackle Dalyn Wade-Perry.
“A coach came in (Thursday) and of course we couldn’t talk or anything, but him and my coach spoke for a few periods and he gave the good news to my coach to pass to me,” Wade-Perry told The Michigan Insider. “I was excited. I always liked Michigan.”
“I’d like to thank the coaching staff and Coach Partridge particularly. He had his eyes on me since I was in middle school and he was at Paramus Catholic.”
Lately the 6-3, 288-pound rising sophomore has started giving thought to donning the winged helmet.
“The tradition there of sports and academics is outstanding and who wouldn’t want to play in the Big House,” said Wade-Perry. “It would be hectic (playing in the Big House)! I love big games, tough opponents, and lots of fans. I’m look forward to keeping in touch and taking a visit out there soon.”
If interest from college coaches continues growing at the same rate he’ll be getting out to see a number of other suitors as well.
“My recruitment process has surprised me,” said Wade-Perry. “I wasn’t expecting to be so much so soon. A lot of schools have come by like Notre Dame, Virginia Tech, Penn State, Michigan, Tennessee and Ohio State. Overall, all coaches that offered me have come to see me.”