Perry Turning Heads at New School

Detroit Martin Luther King defensive end Nick Perry has been turning more and more heads in recent weeks, and is receiving feelers from new programs as a result. GoBlueWolverine caught up with the four-star prospect recently and got the latest on his recruitment en lieu of the new attention. Has his leaderboard changed?

Nick Perry has only been a member of the Detroit Martin Luther King program for a few months now, but it didn’t even take that long for him to serve notice that he is one of the squad’s marquee players. Already a highly regarded athlete, the former Detroit Mackenzie standout turned a lot more heads in recent weeks. One of his more notable performances came a few weeks ago when he ran an electronically timed 4.71 at 6-4, 225-pounds at a SPARQ combine. For Perry, however, it was just an average day at the office.

“I don’t even know how well I did,” he said. “I was hurt. I was just mainly concentrating on not going too hard so I wouldn’t hurt my hamstring more than I already had.”

Perry’s combination of size and speed has caused the coaches at King to open their minds to a number of different possibilities. His versatility was already being exploited on the defensive side of the ball with the decision to move him from defensive end to linebacker. Now comes news that a role is being carved out for him on the offensive side of the ball as well… at receiver.

“I’ve got those hands,” Perry said laughing. “If it’s coming in my area, I’m pulling it down. When we go to the spread, I’m in the slot. Other times I’m at tight end.”

The word of Perry’s impressive exploits continues to garner attention from many of the nation’s top programs. One of the newest to have shown interest is Notre Dame. Even so, the Motor City star is still holding fast with a top four…and one school is still sticking out above the rest.

“(Notre Dame) has a good program,” Perry said. “I’ve heard that they are interested, but no one from that school has contacted me (directly). I still have the same top four of Michigan, Michigan State, Florida, and Wisconsin. So far Michigan is still on top.”

Now that the Wolverines have ascended to that leadership perch, the task at hand is holding off Perry’s other suitors in the coming months. The four star prospect reiterated his plan to take a very patient approach to his recruitment.

“I don’t really exert a lot of energy with it,” Perry said regarding recruiting. “My coaches are really helping me with it, so it hasn’t gotten too stressful. I haven’t set up any visits yet. I’ll do that in the next few weeks. I’m going to take my visits before I make a decision.”


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