Name: Grant Perry
Position: Wide Receiver
Height/Weight: 6-0, 185
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI (Brother Rice HS)
Receiver Grant Perry, who played alongside teammate Alex Malzone at Brother Rice HS, wasted no time in accepting his offer from Jim Harbaugh to play football for Michigan. Receiving the message from the coach on a Sunday night, Perry decommitted from Northwestern and accepted the offer at Michigan just two days later.
Said Perry to The Detroit News,
"I got a call from Coach Harbaugh a couple of hours before the Super Bowl," Perry told The Detroit News. "I was kind of surprised and definitely excited when he offered. I talked things over with my parents and we all came to the conclusion I had the chance to fulfill my dream of playing at Michigan."
Perry had a very impressive senior season, catching 105 passes (a single-season state record) for 1,727 yards and 21 touchdowns. Especially attention-grabbing was his performance in the Prep Bowl at Ford Field, where he had 12 receptions for 201 yards and a Prep Bowl-record 4 touchdowns.
Said Perry about playing at Michigan,
"I grew up watching Michigan play," Perry said. "I remember being on the field, watching Chad Henne's TD pass to Mario Manningham on the final play to beat Penn State (27-25, Oct. 15, 2005). Now, I'm going to be playing at Michigan. I'm thrilled all the hard work has paid off and my dream has come true."
Perry has been praised for his speed off the line of scrimmage and his ability to gain extra yards after a catch. While his ball security could be a concern (7 fumbles in HS), Perry is a very agile receiver who has been compared to former Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon.
Ranked by Rivals as the No. 12 player in Michigan, Perry expects to play the slot position for the Wolverines.