Fred Ulu-Perry (6'2.5/295) of St. Louis High School in Honolulu, Hawaii is Scout's No. 1 ranked center in the nation. He is committed to play for UCLA in the Fall.
His St. Louis squad played host to future teammate quarterback Josh Rosen of St. John Bosco who is also committed to UCLA.
While Rosen's Scout Top 50 Braves had their way with St. Louis last Friday in a 63-14 blowout, Ulu-Perry was one of the bright spots for the Crusaders.
While he's the top ranked center prospect, he plays left tackle for St. Louis, a position usually manned by the best lineman on a given team. Most college prospects play tackle for their high school teams, even if they're slated to move inside in college.
At 6'2.5 and nearly 300 pounds, Ulu-Perry is one of those guys who will move inside on the next level. But playing out on an island at tackle, it's easy to see all of the aspects that make him the nation's top center prospect. He has excellent flexibility, uses his hands well, is tenacious, and has a bounce to his step that belies his size.
Scout was on hand for the St. Louis / St. John Bosco matchup last Friday, and here's an up close look at Ulu-Perry in action.