Does Perry Have a Leader?

Detroit King DE/LB Nick Perry is back home from the Golden State and his visit to USC is drawing raves. Was his time with the Trojans enough to move Pete Carroll's program out front? Perry also sheds light on what he will be looking for from the Wolverines during his upcoming visit?

When Detroit King DE Nicholas Perry ventured out west to USC for his official visit last weekend, he knew there was a good chance he’d like what he’d see, but had no idea he like it quite THAT much.

“It was a real good trip,” he said. “I have to give it a ten because there was no negatives about it all. It was a real good trip. The only thing was the distance away from home, but my family said they will get behind me where ever I go, so I can definitely see myself there.”

The four star prospect was hosted by last year’s top ranked player in the state of Michigan, Ronald Johnson. The two youngsters definitely hit it off.

“Ronald is doing real well,” said Perry. “He took me around. It was just fun. I didn’t meet Snoop Dogg or anything (laughing), but there is definitely a lot to do.”

So in the aftermath of the impressive visit to Los Angeles, is it fair to say that the Trojans are now leading the pack?

“I can’t say that,” Perry said. “I can’t say that I have a leader. You could say that my top three is USC, Michigan, and Miami. But I’m not saying Michigan State is out of it. You can’t count them out.”

Now the home-state Wolverines are up to bat, and Perry with be looking for something very definitive on the Maize & Blue front in the days leading up to signing day.

“I’ve got Michigan this week, but the difference now is this will be the first time with the new coaches,” he said. “The main thing is I’ve got to try to get to know the coaches. Since the change, I don’t really know the guys up there. And I’ve got to get with the players. I’ve got to talk to them about what they think about them.”

Another factor in Perry’s final decision might be the talent level of the other recruits in the respective classes. The versatile defender got a chance to mingle with a few talented Wolverines at the Army All American game in San Antonio earlier this month.

“You know Boubacar (Cissoko) is always going to try to get me to come (to Michigan),” Perry said laughing. “Sam (McGuffie) is definitely real. You can definitely vibe with him. I will be looking at the other recruits at whatever school I go to because you do want to go in with a good class.”

“I’m going to figure out what I’m going to do after my Miami visit next week,” he continued. “I’ll probably have a press conference at the school or something. I haven’t figured it out yet.”


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