No. 29 DT Dalyn Wade-Perry has Pac-12, Big Ten, SEC, Notre Dame in top eight

June 7 -- Dalyn Wade-Perry, the No. 29 defensive tackle in the nation, breaks down his top eight schools, giving his thoughts on each one...

Dalyn Wade-Perry has three schools he plans to officially visit, and the nation's No. 29 defensive tackle also has a top eight covering the country.

The Sparta (N.J.) Pope John XXIII standout has StanfordUCLANotre DamePenn StateFloridaRutgersMichigan State and Ohio State on his list. He said he plans to make a decision after his senior season, but there are three official visits he plans to make.

"I think I will do official visits," Wade-Perry said. "As of right now, Stanford, Notre Dame and Ohio State (are schools Wade-Perry will officially visit) and the other two, we will see."

In trimming his list, Wade-Perry said it was built around a number of factors. He made spring visits to Ohio State, Stanford and Rutgers, and he will be at Notre Dame on June 23.

He said his top eight are in no order (listed alphabetically below) and he broke down each of the schools with Scout:

Florida: "Florida, as you can tell by some of my tweet when I got the offer, a school that I dreamed about going to when I was a child. I feel like it would be cool to continue the recruiting process and maybe go down there."

Michigan State: "When they first came to my school, they sent their defensive coordinator (Mike Tressel), and we spoke on the phone, and they told me about the program they were building. Like with Florida and UCLA, I want to get on campus and see what they are all about. I talked to their defensive line coach (Ron Burton)."

Notre Dame: "I love the tradition they have going on with football and academics. Their coaching staff is great and I feel like that is a special place and they can help me get to the next level."

Ohio State: "When I went to (the spring game), I really liked it. ...They have a loyal fan base and it was a cool atmosphere to be in for a spring game."

Penn State: "I appreciate how close it is, the coaches are great guys and every time I go down there I enjoy myself. I always see something new. I feel like it is Happy Valley for a reason."

Rutgers: "Rutgers is on me very hard. I've been building a relationship with the coaches since they've been there. I think they're doing a good job with their program with (strength) coach (Kenny) Parker and coach (Chris) Ash is bringing structure to the team, and I feel like in a year or two they will be a big deal."

Stanford: "It's a different atmosphere. It's beautiful. The campus is really nice. It just has a different feel."

UCLA: "Nothing beat that Cali weather, and they gave me a great academic presentation when they talked to me on the phone. Defensive coordinator (Tom Bradley) came by the school. We don't really talk much about the football. They see me as a 3-tech and they talked to me about a lot of things (defensive line) coach Angus (McClure) does with his defensive linemen. They want to get me on campus so they can see me first hand."

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