Freshman struggles behind him, Grant Perry working through spring ball

Grant Perry talks about putting his freshman struggles behind him and working through spring practice.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- It was a wild ride for Grant Perry during the 2015 season.

A late offer by the Harbaugh staff resulted in a late commitment by Perry in the 2015 recruiting class. Fast forward to the fall, the true freshman came in and blew away the coaching staff enough to play in Michigan's first game of the season against Utah.

The happiness of playing as a true freshman didn't come without growing pains, though. As most freshman do, mistakes were made. Despite the struggles, Perry believes those are behind him and has aided him in becoming a better player.

"I definitely think it's going to help down the long run," Perry said. "I made a few mistakes here and there (last season) but I know those mistakes now and I'm definitely not going to repeat them."

Once bowl season came around, it all seemed to click for Perry. Making a few solid catches including one terrific sideline grab, it appeared Perry finally had it all figured out. Then again, the entire team seemed to click as it steamrolled Florida in its own backyard.

Perry believes that the extra time bowl preparation provided  allowed him extra time to grasp the playbook on the offensive side of the ball.

"I think we had a great bowl practice when we were down there we had a great week of practice," Perry said. "I think we had a lot of time to understand the plays and work through them in practice. I think the preparation really helped me and our team in the game."

For now, Perry doesn't have any set goals in mind in terms of personal statistics. He is far more concerned with getting through the spring first before thinking about the upcoming season.

"I haven't really given it that much thought," Perry said. "I'm just trying to work my way through spring ball and when the time comes I'll sit down with the guys and we'll go through that stuff."


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