Ulu-Perry Set For UCLA Camp

The Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman, Fred Ulu-Perry, will camp with UCLA on Sunday...

Honolulu (Hawaii) St. Louis offensive lineman Fred Ulu-Perry (6-2.5, 295) heads to the Mainland this weekend, with a stop in Los Angeles.

After spending the week in Southern California, he'll return to Hawaii before heading back to the West Coast for The Opening in Beaverton.

"I'm flying out this Friday for Los Angeles and then just having unofficial visits and doing camps at UCLA and USC," said Ulu-Perry. "I'm coming over to get those offers."

Ulu-Perry will camp with UCLA on Sunday and then spend Monday visiting the school, doing the same at USC on Tuesday before he camps with USC on Wednesday and Thursday.

UCLA will be first up for Ulu-Perry.

"Coach (Adrian) Klemm is recruiting me and he and Coach (Mike) Tuiasosopo both came by the school in May," said Ulu-Perry. "Coach Klemm said he just wanted to see me in camp and if I do my thing, I'll get an offer."

Ulu-Perry heard the same from USC.

"Coach (Johnny) Nansen wanted me to come and showcase myself. He and Coach (Tim) Drevno both came down for the same camp (earlier this month) and I'm really looking forward to working with them."

Ulu-Perry said he's hopeful offers come from both schools.

"I'm just going to do my thing and see what they have planned and whatever God's will is will happen. We'll see," said Ulu-Perry. "If they both offer, though, they'll definitely be two of the top five and will get official visits from me. I'll probably take all five visits but if those two offer, those two would be guaranteed visits."

Ulu-Perry is hoping to visit Oregon State in July and would also like to visit Oregon, where Marcus Mariota, a St. Louis alum, is starring.

"I've been talking to Coach (Steve) Greatwood (at Oregon)," said Ulu-Perry. "He came over for the Maximum Exposure camp two weeks ago and they just want to see me again."

The Beavers, on the other hand, just recently offered by are one of the schools recruiting him the hardest.

"I'd say Hawaii, Oregon State, Washington State and Texas Tech are recruiting me the hardest right now," said Ulu-Perry. "Oregon State and Washington were my two most recent offers but Hawaii and Washington State were my first two. And Texas Tech, with Breiden Fehoko (another Hawaii product) is really after me."

Ulu-Perry said that all of his attention is coming as an interior offensive lineman, and he's open to either guard or center.

"Some schools only want me as a center and some schools as a center or guard," said Ulu-Perry. "I prefer guard but wouldn't mind center."

Ulu-Perry was the OL MVP at the Los Angeles NFTC and punched a ticket to The Opening as a result.

"The Nike Camp kind of helped me with the rankings and more schools noticed me and talked to me," said Ulu-Perry. "That's a big deal for us to have three guys from Hawaii coming to The Opening. It's going to be fun in pads. That will be good because you can show out better and it's different in pads then shirts. We can show how tough we are physically and mentally."

Ulu-Perry said he wants to return for official visits in the fall.

"I'm going to probably take the five official visits," said Ulu-Perry. "I want to get the full experience and take all five trips. I'll think things through and aim for a Signing Day commitment."

Ulu-Perry said there is some pressure to play at Hawaii and he's genuinely interested in the Warriors.

"I've been watching Hawaii my whole life," said Ulu-Perry. "It's the only football team in the home state plus my family is all here. Right now, my plan is to go away. But if that doesn't work out, I can always stay here and play at home."

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