Adrian Perryman, a 5-11, 170-pound defensive back/wide receiver from St. Paul Central High School (Minn.) hasn't had much of a chance to demonstrate what he can do on the field this fall.
"I'm not able to do much, because teams haven't really passed to my side on defense," Perryman said.
He's done well offensively and on special teams (he returned one kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown), but in the first four games of the season (St. Paul is 2-2 entering this weekend) he hasn't been able to showcase his defensive skills.
But Wisconsin Coach Ron Cooper decided to visit Perryman's school Tuesday afternoon to take a closer look.
"It was kind of weird knowing that somebody is watching you," Perryman said. "But it was a good experience. I didn't have a chance to talk to him, but he talked to my coach (Scott Howell). I thought I had a pretty good practice, but I could have done better."
Perryman is working hard to attract interest during his senior season. He currently does not have a Division I offer, but teams have been calling more frequently asking for game tape.
Perryman sent the Wisconsin staff a tape early last week, but he's hoping to get better highlights on film.
"A lot of schools have been asking for a videotape, but I've just been waiting for a really good game, to send out some good senior tape," Perryman said. "Hopefully when that happens, (some offers will roll in)."
Perryman, an excellent track athlete, didn't draw much attention until the Nike Camp last summer, when he blazed through the 40-yard dash with a 4.43. He immediate began receiving more calls from Division I programs, including Wisconsin.
"I did alright last season, but I wasn't in the previews as a key player on my team or anything like that," Perryman said. "But after that Nike Camp, that's what I believe has gotten me attention."
Perryman said while he doesn't have any offers yet, the process has been enjoyable and he's hoping to be invited on some official visits.
"I want to make sure I can visit the school and see what it's like, because football is going to be a big part of it, but it's not going to be the whole thing," he said.
Perryman, a 3.5 student, plans to major in engineering.
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