Detroit King LB/DE Nicholas Perry is currently in the final stages of preparing for his upcoming trip to the Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, TX. The 6-4 225-pounder is looking forward to matching his skills against some of the best athletes in the country. The only source of minor pause came when it was revealed that he wouldn’t be on the same team with a few of his friends/acquaintances.
“Why am I on the West team? That’s a good question,” Perry said. “I think that they ran out of room (on the East team). They still had a slot left for that spot on the West, so they called me up.”
With most of his attention focused on Army game, Perry has once again put dealing with issues concerning his recruitment on hold. The new Michigan staff has attempted to make contact with the four-star prospect, but the two parties have yet to make a connection.
“I haven’t heard from Coach Rodriguez yet,” said Perry. “(Michigan cornerbacks coach) Tony Gibson called me, but I haven’t gotten back to his call. We haven’t talked yet.”
While the interaction has yet to take place with Rodriguez and company at Michigan, it did take place when they were at West Virginia. That prior familiarity has Perry feeling pretty comfortable with the new Maize & Blue headman’s system.
“They were recruiting me at (defensive) end,” Perry said of his previous recruitment by West Virginia. “Their defense was kind of similar to the way we ran our defense at King. I was going to be kind of out on the edge and be free to rush.”
To date, Perry has only taken one official visit to Michigan State. The Spartans acquitted themselves very well during the trip but the Motor City standout still plans to forge ahead with an open mind.