Jackson Perry is heading into some busy and hot weeks ahead. The standout offensive lineman from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman has a couple of weeks to enjoy before team training begins for him and his teammates.
"We are really off until after July 6th," Perry said. "Then we start working out four days a week – Monday through Thursday – from 3:00 to 5:00. In August we go six days a week and some of those are two a day workouts."
The highly sought after Perry is getting recruiting attention from Big Ten to PAC12 to Ivy League schools. In fact, he just returned from New York to see one Ivy League school and it's off to a PAC12 school tomorrow with more visits to come over the next six weeks.
"I just got back from Columbia. I really liked it. I will be making some more trips soon. I am going to USC on Wednesday. After that I know that I will visit Harvard and Yale in June and Nebraska in July. I am also going to try and go to Stanford. I don't know what the dates are yet with those trips."
Perry was in Lincoln for their spring game earlier this year. The versatile offensive lineman says that his return visit will be less about him and more about his family members that didn't make the trip with him the first time.
"I went to Nebraska for the spring game with my dad. This trip I will be going there with my mom and my sister. I really don't need to see anything else at Nebraska. This trip is more for my mother."
Nigk Gates signed with Nebraska in February and is a former teammate of Perry's. Perry hasn't spoken with Nick since he left, but he plans to see him in July and spoke with the Nebraska staff about how Nick has been doing.
"I spoke with Coach Barney Cotton about Nick a little bit. He told me that he's doing really good. He said that he's been there for a while now in Lincoln and it's helping being around some of the other recruits when it comes to homesickness."
Nebraska may be two-thirds of the way complete with their class for 2015. It seems clear that the Huskers want to add two more offensive lineman -- based on what Perry said -- and that he had one of the two spots if he wanted it.
"Coach Cotton and I talked about the class and he said that they are taking five or six more kids total in the class. Two of those players will be offensive linemen. He said that he wants me to the interior guy and if they miss on me they are going to take two more tackles."