A year ago on National Signing Day, Bishop Gorman High School DB Alex Perry signed with the Sun Devils.
One year later: There’s been a reported major change.
On Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the Devils grabbed their fifth signee of the day, Devils Digest reported that Perry had left the team. Sun Devil Source later confirmed:
Sophomore DB Alex Perry has left the ASU program, per a source, we can confirm. Played very limited early in season and then not again. Was highly regarded out of Las Vegas Bishop Gorman. No details as yet on reasoning.— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) February 7, 2018
Perry was a four-star who ranked as the 177th best prospect in the country coming out of Bishop Gorman —according to 247Sports — and was continuing the Perry legacy at ASU. His brother, Armand Perry, was a Sun Devil DB, as well, but retired due to injuries in May of 2017, following his redshirt junior campaign.
Perry wasn’t able to carve out a good portion of playing time for himself, competing in just four contests last season.
His lack of time on the field was not just due to youth, either, as other freshman defensive backs Chase Lucas, Evan Fields and Langston Frederick eventually found their role and received a plethora of snaps as the season progressed.
ASU has taken Perry’s name off of its official roster.