Signee Update: Devin Perry

North Carolina signee Devin Perry is an integral part of Memphis University School's track team, which dominated in the TSSAA Division II West Regional Meet. On Friday, MUS takes part in TSSAA Boys' State Championship Meet.

"I have a pretty good chance of winning the 100- and 200-[meter dashes]," the wide receiver said. "I have some stiff competition – guys from Nashville are pretty fast, C.J. Sanders, and I have a guy here at my school, Chris Davis, he's a great track guy. So it's going to be a close race."

In the West Regional Meet, MUS finished with 253 points, while the second place team, Briarcrest Christian School, scored 93. Perry's times in the 100 (10.93 seconds) and 200 (22.48), as well as his inclusion as a part of the 4x100 relay team, which finished first, and 4x200, which finished third, aided MUS in its dominating victory.

Perry's personal best times are actually much faster than what he finished in the regional meet -- 10.77 in the 100 and 22.0 in the 200.

Despite his focus on track, Perry has found ample time to follow the workout regimen that UNC sends each of its signees.

"I feel like the workouts have helped me get better and get ready for college football," Perry said. "It's a bigger workload [than what I'm used to], but that's what you have to do on the next level. I'm all for it and I think it will all pay off in the end."

Perry has already noticed the workouts paying off in the form of additional muscle. He currently holds 191 pounds on his 6-foot-2 frame. He was 176 pounds at Fedora's Freak Show almost a year ago.

"I'm trying to get up to around 195-200 [pounds]," Perry said.

Perry has already graduated from MUS, but won't enroll at UNC until the second summer semester. Since he has already graduated, he is one of the only UNC signees to have already submitted his final transcripts to the NCAA Clearinghouse, where he projects to qualify.

Perry is considering majoring in either sports management or exercise and sport science at UNC.

On Tuesday, UNC assistant coach Gunter Brewer made an evaluation visit to MUS and met up with Perry. The two have remained in constant contact since Perry signed in February.

"He's not talking about red-shirting," Perry said. "He told me to come in and get a little work in and see where I land, as far as the playing time."

During his career at MUS, which concluded as a finalist for the Division II Class AA Back of the Year, Perry wore No. 86 (sophomore and junior seasons) and No. 2 (senior season). He wants to switch it up for his UNC career with his eyes on 7, 11, and 17.

"My name is obviously Devin, so I always liked the little rhyme with 7-11," Perry said. "And it's just a number that belongs to a lot of my favorite athletes, such as Larry Fitzgerald, Julio Jones."

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