Memphis WR Plans UNC Visit

Devin Perry, a wide receiver from Memphis (Tenn.) University School, has established plans to visit North Carolina.

"I think I'll be there June 15," Perry said. "That's their Fedora Freak Show. I think I'm going to compete [at the camp].

"I'm hoping to see just a great college environment – from the athletics to the academics. I want to meet the coaches, the players, and the people around the program."

That visit will be Perry's first to Chapel Hill. In spite of the lack of a visit, the 6-foot-2, 180-pounder has a working knowledge of UNC.

"When they offered me, I did research on it and it's a great institution," Perry said. "I get along with coaches [Walt] Bell and [Gunter] Brewer. I just need to get up to the school and just check it out and see if I really like it and meet all the coaches and hang out with the coaches and the players."

Outside of UNC, seven other schools have offered Perry. That list is highlighted by Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi, Mississippi State, and Vanderbilt.

Perry communicates weekly with someone from UNC. That communication is typically split between Bell, who recruits the Volunteer State for UNC, and Brewer, the Tar Heels' wide receivers coach.

"They see me as a big target that can make plays," Perry said. "And as a receiver that could contribute in the offense."

Perry will be a three-year starter for Memphis University School. He concluded his junior season with 41 receptions for 893 yards and 12 scores.

Last week, both Brewer and Bell made separate evaluation trips to Memphis University School. Brewer visited on Monday and Bell stopped by a couple of days later.

"That shows that the coaches are really interested in me," Perry said. "That's a big thing to me."

Perry has already visited Florida, Louisville, Mississippi State, Mississippi, and Vanderbilt. In addition to the June visit to UNC, he is considering a summer visit to Alabama, as well as a return trip to Florida.

At this point of Perry's recruitment, a handful of schools are sticking out.

"North Carolina is definitely sticking out, so are Louisville, Ole Miss, Florida, and Vanderbilt," Perry said. "The coaches seem genuine – they're not the coaches that say the same thing. And I just like those colleges – I've always been fans of those colleges. It's a big thing for me to be able to have a chance to go there."

Perry, who doesn't have a leader, hasn't thought about when he'd like to make a verbal commitment.

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