A New Visitor for this Weekend?

As it often happens in recruiting a new name has appeared at a late-stage of the process. The Sunday edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin reported Michigan had been in contact with Kahuku High School offensive lineman <b>Jeremy Perry</b>. It was also reported Perry may visit Ann Arbor this weekend. GoBlueWolverne Magazine contacted Kahuku High School to get more information.

It apparently never fails that as diligent as we are as reporters, a new name or two always seems to pop up on the recruiting scene late in the game. This year is no different.

In the Sunday edition of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin there was a story about an name unknown to Michigan recruiting fans, Jeremy Perry (6-3, 290 lbs.). His is a name that is not unknown either to the Michigan coaches or to some of the bigger division-one schools in the country. Monday morning GoBlueWolverine Magazine spoke with Kahuku Athletic Director Joe Whitford and he confirmed that Michigan has been in contact. "Yes, the Michigan coaches were calling last week and as far as I know they've set up a visit with Jeremy for this weekend," Whitford said. "He was supposed to go to Oregon State last weekend but bad weather prevented him from making the trip."

Whitford said that Perry is a multi-dimensional player, "He can play any position on the line," he said. "He all played three positions for us this season at center, guard, and tackle. We have won the State Championship three out of the last four years and Jeremy has been a started for three years. We're just a small public country school about 40 miles outside of Honolulu (note: Kahuku is a tiny town on the northern-most tip of Oahu, about a two hour drive from Honolulu) so we don't get to recruit like the other private schools. But we beat one in St. Louis for the title this year."

So how is Perry as a student? "So-so," Whitford said. "He's a couple points short on his SAT score but he's a hard worker so he should make it ok."

Whitford listed Penn State, Nebraska, USC, and Oregon State as some of the big name schools that are after Perry. "We're just counseling him to go see the schools and pick the one that's best for him," he said. "Going from Hawaii to some place like Michigan is a big change. We had one kid last year go to Tennessee, nobody expects a kid from Hawaii to end up in Tennesse but it worked out well. We also sent a kid to Nebraska a couple years ago and he did fine. He's with the Chargers now. But Jeremy would be the first kid from Hawaii to go to Michigan, it would be a great honor to wear the Maize and Blue."

GoBlueWolverine Magazine will catch up with Perry himself to find out more about this talented newcomer to the scene, stay tuned.

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