Michigan sophomore wide receiver Grant Perry is having 'more on his plate' this season

Michigan sophomore wide receiver Grant Perry is seeing his responsibilities with the team increase this season.

Sophomore wide receiver was the recipient of Michigan's first touchdown of the season. Quarterback Wilton Speight delivered a ball to an open Perry near the corner of the endzone to cap a 98-yard drive in the first quarter.

For most offensive players on the roster, they've been around Speight longer than they were around outgoing quarterback Jake Rudock. The familiarity with Speight is already there. However, thanks to a grueling camp where unfamiliar faces become familiar rather quickly, the chemistry has formed rather quickly.

"It definitely makes the chemistry easier," Perry said. "Knowing Wilton for two years, a year longer than Jake, has its advantages. Coming into camp, we're all grinding and everyone is just working. There's going to be chemistry, playing every day and practicing for hours on end watching film together. There's going to be chemistry with whoever. There's a lot of chemistry with Wilton."

Perry has seen his role on the team increase from a season ago. Earning his playing time with his performance in camp, he is now seeing that impact trickle down to special teams as well. His abilities are being noticed and rewarded by the coaching staff.

"I feel like coach Fisch is putting some more [responsibilities] on my plate," Perry said. "He's relying on me more. My role as a special teams player has increased, too. I'm on more special teams. We really didn't get to punt that much so I didn't get to go out there. I think there's more on my plate for sure.

This was everything Perry wanted, right?

"Oh yeah," he added. "If you don't want more on your plate I think you're doing something wrong."


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