Perez leads Foothill offensive attack

He had a big sophomore season for Foothill and now QB Dante Perez (6-0, 200) is hoping to get another chance at a D-1 scholarship offer. JCFootball.com caught up with the gifted, dual-threat quarterback recently and he updated us on things including which schools have made requests for film...

Perez signed with San Jose State out of high school and greyshirted his one season with the Spartans, but when things just didn't fit right he began looking for a school that he could be successful at.

"This place is good, I really like it here," Perez told JCFootball.com. "I like the coaches and the players and Foothill is always a tough team and this year we've had a good season."

Helping lead Foothill to an 8-3 record and a 42-36 overtime win over Fresno City in the Silicon Valley Bowl, Perez threw for over 3,000 yards, 32 touchdowns and only five interceptions while also amassing 500 more yards on the ground.

"We run a west coast offense, so I don't run as the first option much," Perez said. "Most of my yards are on scrambles and stuff. I do just enough to keep teams honest, but I would rather complete a pass and let the receivers or backs do what they do best."

On the recruiting front, Perez is just starting to see things pick up, with several schools asking for transcripts and film.

"Oregon, Arizona State, Texas A&M and Oregon State have all asked for film and we just got that out," Perez said. "No one has offered yet, but they are all looking for a quarterback to come in and challenge for time."

Since Perez was a full-qualifier out of high school, he is eligible to sign in December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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