There may be no player in the state of Michigan off to a better start this season than Detroit King ATH Nicholas Perry. The 6-4, 225-pounder has seen time at linebacker, defensive end, tight end and wide receiver. He has been a factor at every position he lined up at, but it is from his defensive end post where he has wreaked the most havoc.
I caught a touchdown pass on offense this year, but I’m really killing them on defense,” said the normally laid back youngster. “I have eight sacks already. I had like 4.5 one game and then 3.5 in the other.”
The gaudy numbers have caught the attention of big time schools from outside the state, including power programs like USC. Despite the increase in interest, Perry hasn’t expanded his list very much. The Trojans, however, are the exception.
“I’m probably going to make it to the out of state schools after the season,” continued Perry regarding visits. “I’ll go to Michigan and Michigan State during the season because they’re in-state. I’m probably going to put it off for another week. I definitely want to get to the Michigan Ohio State game later this year. There are a lot of good games, but I definitely want to get the big game. I’m not sure which ones I’m going to go to. I may go to Michigan State in a few weeks.”
Perry hasn’t made it out to any college games yet this season, so he wasn’t in attendance during Michigan’s disappointing loss to Appalachian State last weekend. That said, he has obviously heard a lot about it, and his surprise over the outcome is still apparent.
“Awwww… wow,” responded Perry when asked about his feelings on the game. “I didn’t see it, so I really can’t tell you how I feel about it.”
Most of talented youngster’s attention has been devoted to his season, and as a result, his recruitment has been put on the back burner.
“I’m not really focusing on recruiting right now,” he said. “I don’t really have anybody on top right now.”
Perry’s focus is squarely on his upcoming opponents, one of which is Detroit Cass Tech and cornerback Boubacar Cissoko. The versatile athlete said a head to head battle with the Michigan commit could be in the cards.
“You just might see that,” said Perry. “He just doesn’t
want to lock up with me at 6-4 (laughing).”