Little Interest

With over ten scholarship offers and being one of the best players in the state of Michigan, Nicholas Perry became used to college coaches coming to watch him practice. But about a month ago, as King High in Detroit was preparing for its run at a state championship, there was a new face in the crowd.

It was Notre Dame defensive coordinator Corwin Brown.

Brown liked what he saw, and the Irish coaching staff quickly extended a scholarship offer, as head coach Charlie Weis would like to add another defensive end to what is currently ranked as's top-recruiting class.

"They just wanted to check up on me," the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Perry said. "They already knew I had my favorites picked out, but they just wanted to know where I was at."

For a moment, the Irish joined Perry's other favorites at the top of the list, but they quickly faded.

"Not really, but they're in there," the four-star Perry stated when asked if Notre Dame was still a school he was considering. He added that Michigan, Michigan State, USC and Miami are his four favorites.

Perry did say that he hasn't talked with Brown in awhile.

As a senior, Perry led his team to a Division II state championship (14-0). He had 147 tackles, a staggering state-record 36 sacks and 68 tackles for loss. He also scored eight TDs on offense.

Perry says he can bench 350 pounds and squat 450. He claims a 32-inch vertical jump, reports a 3.0 core GPA and a 16 ACT. He plans to take the SAT on Jan. 26.

He has taken an official visit to Michigan State, and has one set up to his other three top schools.

"I got one left, but I'm not sure where I'd take that visit," Perry said.

More than likely, he won't be coming to South Bend. As swiftly as Notre Dame started recruiting Perry, it ended. Top Stories