The early season assault on the top spot in the state of Michigan’s prep player rankings continued Friday for Detroit King do-everything prospect Nicholas Perry. The versatile youngster had a lot of help in the Crusaders’ dismantling of Boubacar Cissoko’s Cass Tech Technicians, 35-14. King QB Donovan Dickerson threw two touchdown passes and ran for an additional two scores, while Cincinnati commitment Darrin Williams (who visited Michigan unofficially this past weekend with Perry) chipped in with 220 yards on 23 carries. Still, it is Perry’s stat line that is garnering the most attention on a weekly basis for this 5-0 club.
“I had about eight to ten tackles, two more sacks, two touchdowns, and I caught a two-point conversion,” Perry said recalling Friday’s victory. “Now I have about 18 sacks. On offense I’ve caught four touchdowns.”
Saturday, Perry made his second trip in as many weeks to Ann Arbor to catch Michigan in action. For the second week in a row the Wolverines delivered a strong defensive performance, and as a result, Perry is extremely impressed with how the team has rebounded.
“It was a pretty good game,” Perry said regarding Michigan’s 14-9 win over Penn State. “The defense held theirs down. They created turnovers, and I liked that. They redeemed themselves.”
The game wasn’t the only source of excitement for Michigan fans this weekend. The Maize& Blue had a number of high profile recruits in town, which offered many of them the opportunity to meet one another for the first time.
“Everybody was saying what’s up,” Perry said. “J.B. Fitzgerald talked to me a little bit. He was just saying, ‘man you’ve got to come to Michigan. This is the place to be.’”
The perceptive Michigan fans did their part to assist the Michigan’s pursuit of Perry as well. They continue to make a favorable impression on the talented youngster.
“I was walking down by the stadium and people had posters saying some little stuff,” Perry said laughing. “Later when I was walking around, people were giving me applause. I was kinda loving it.”
As much as he has enjoyed his time in Ann Arbor, Perry maintains that a decision is not on the horizon. He plans to visit a few other campuses to get a better feel for what the other programs on his list are all about.
“I’m just looking to see if I can see myself hanging around with
these guys for four years or more,” Perry explained. “Can I get
along with the coaches real well? Are they good coaches? I don’t want
to be anywhere they don’t really want me to be.”