Four-star cornerback Alex Perry has committed to the Arizona State Sun Devils, he announced via Twitter on Tuesday.
Proud to say that I'm committed to Arizona State University. #ForksUp— Alex Perry (@alexperry4lv) December 13, 2016
Perry is the younger brother of current ASU starting safety Armand Perry, and selected ASU over Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, and Oklahoma.
ASU’s newest recruit is listed to be at least 5-foot-10, 165 pounds, and was a consensus four-star prospect by multiple scouting services, including Rivals, Scout, 247 Sports, and ESPN (he’s an ESPN 300 prospect).
Perry lettered each of his four years at Bishop Gorman (Nev.), and was a part of its recent state title-winning team. In his senior year, he recorded 24 total tackles (19 solo) and also logged 219 total return yards (138 on kickoffs, 81 on punts), according to MaxPreps.com.
It’s an important personnel acquisition for the Sun Devils, who conceded 357.4 passing yards per game in 2016 and are looking to solidify their secondary. The news also serves as an extension of momentum on the recruiting trail after ASU landed a verbal commitment from former four-star prospect and Alabama quarterback Blake Barnett last week.
Perry marks the first high school commitment the Sun Devils have gained since July, giving Todd Graham his 10th overall signing for the 2017 class, and third defensive player (linebacker Loren Mondy, safety Ty Thomas).
Here is a quick outlook on Perry:
Alex Perry, CB (Bishop Gorman-Nev.) — schools in parenthesis generated at least “Medium” (Scout, Rivals) or “Warm” (247) interest.
ESPN: 4-star, 5-11, 178 lbs, No. 11 CB, No. 153 overall (offered by: Arizona, ASU, Boise State, Colorado, Memphis, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Oregon State, UNLV, UTSA, Utah, Washington State)
Scout: 4-star, 5-10, 170 lbs, No. 15 CB, No. 139 overall (ASU, Colorado, Michigan, Oklahoma)
247: 4-star, 5-11, 178 lbs, No. 19 CB, No. 154 overall (ASU, Colorado, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma)
Rivals: 4-star, 5-10, 165 lbs, No. 18 CB, No. 206 overall (Arizona, ASU, Boise State, Colorado, Memphis, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, UT-San Antonio, UNLV, Utah, Washington State)
Below are Perry’s junior year highlights:
Here’s a more recent example of his returning prowess: