David Perry, of The University School of Nova Sout, attended LSU’s camp last week. Now, following a relaxing vacation and a trip down on the Bayou, the country’s No. 51-ranked defensive end is back from it all to round out his recruitment into the fall.
“The past month has been a good time for me,” said Perry. “I just got back from vacation and had a fun time at LSU’s camp where Les Miles even singled me out for one on one instruction and I got to compete with some great talent. Everyone was really cool over there and it left a good impression on me.”
While the 6-foot-5, 225-pound defensive end has remained open in his recruitment, he did take home some valuable lessons from the LSU camp that he could use in his upcoming season. He also left Baton Rouge with a new sense of admiration for the LSU campus.
“They taught me a lot of new techniques to get off the edge in the pass rush that will probably help me get some more sacks this year,” said Perry, who recorded 47 tackles and eight sacks last season which was just his first year of playing organized football since moving from Jamaica.
“I learned some other stuff too, but I really liked the attention I got and the coaches told me that they liked the way I play.”
“The campus was really big and in the middle of the city it seemed,” added Perry. “It’s just beautiful and the football facilities are really nice.”
Perry’s body frame has room for some more weight and his long arms really help him on the pass rush and getting in position against the run as he uses his hands very well. It is easy to see why coaches from Florida, Florida State, Miami, LSU, and Mississippi State have extended official offers and the recruiting battle is just heating up.
So where do the Tigers stand in the midst of all of this?
“Well, I really like LSU and Baton Rouge so they will probably get an official visit when I make my list,” said Perry. “Coach Haley is a good coach, who has a lot of experience putting players in the NFL, and I think I would like to build on our relationship more.
“I’m still very open to the whole process as I have seen all of the schools that I’m interested in, so I’m going to take my officials and see where it goes from there.”
Perry claims that distance is not a factor and maintains a 3.34 grade point average with a recent 890 on the SAT.