Posted at 7:00am — 2/5/2015

GBMWolverine Message Board Readers: Here is a overview of University of Michigan recent commitment Grant Perry.

The Game of Who’s There continued with the “non-commitment” of one west coast wide receiver and then an offer being extended to a local teammate of Alex Malzone. Grant Perry, the now committed future Wolverine is also a moderate three star receiver who did not secure any big time offers. But Northwestern cane the picture and Perry committed to Northwestern. Then at the last hour Michigan came a calling, and that was that.

There may be moans and groans. There will be academic, pretty much meaningless discussions about the what ifs of a few days ago. But Grant Perry gets his chance.

Two things stood out after watching Perry’s film: (1) he does a lot of things decent and nothing spectacular; he catches a lot of footballs, and any time that happens a player is doing something right. He will not set the world on fire at the next level going deep, but Perry may just be a little deceptive in his speed.

Brother Rice is an excellent preparation school, and obviously good enough (academics) for Northwestern says by common sense good enough for Michigan. The obvious comparison is Roy Roundtree, who was about 5’ 11, but more slender when he came to Michigan. It took Roundtree a couple of years to contribute. But he ran routes and caught the ball, just like Perry.

Grant Perry
Height: 6’0
Weight: 185
Number: 1
Current Position: Wide Receiver
Future Position: Slot Receiver
City/State: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
High School: Brother Rice
Head Coach: Dave Sofran
Recruiter: Jedd Fisch
Committed: 2/3/2015
Top 5 other Offers: Ball State, Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Northwestern, and Nevada.
GPA: 3.7
Class: 2015 Michigan Wolverine Recruiting Class (Signed).

Follow Grant Perry: on Twitter

Rankings:

24/7:
ESPN:
Rivals:
Scout:

Note: Stars do matter, but are not absolute in predicting success within a football program. So, with that in mind the GBMWolverine Staff has cleverly come up with a new system of ranking. We are using footballs instead of stars, how can one argue against a system that clever? Below are the interpretations of football power predicted way too boldly long before it matters. In other words, we will give informed opinion with the crystal ball and let the players determine what will happen through years of hard work.

Criteria: Raw talent, athleticism, position of need, intangibles.

GBMWolverine Rankings:



10 footballs: Instant impact player.
9 footballs: Three or four-year starter at a high level.
8 footballs: A starter with all league potential.
7 footballs: A meaningful starter at some time during a career.
6 footballs: A spot starter or special teams player.

5 footballs: Not in the two deep after a two years.
4 footballs: Never made it.
1-3 footballs: See the above.

We have him at 6 1/2 - 7 footballs.

Could raise his game up a lot if he can get into the weight room his first year and gain the needed strength his first year.

Side Note: Remember just as we did during the season with grading positions or groups we are very tough graders and expect a lot out of those positions or players so this is no different here.

Overview:

Grant Perry played for one of the top programs in the state of Michigan helping Birmingham Brother Rice to a state championship as a junior. He caught an amazing 105 passes as a senior with 20 touchdowns. He will more than likely play the slot at Michigan. With his superior hands, Perry could also help on punt returns. As mentioned, he is a good student with a reported 3.7 GPA at a top prep school.

Strengths:

Grant Perry is a classic chain moving slot. He shows super hands and above average foot quickness. Perry is fundamentally sound and runs excellent, disciplined routes. Grant plays hard and shows a competitive nature. He uses his quickness to gain separation. Perry will need to add some weight and get stronger. To see the field Perry will also need to improve his agility, acceleration, and explosiveness. Now before the gloom and doom sinks in, Perry is not that far off and has a shot.

Red-shirt or play his Freshman Year?

GBMWolverine believes he will likely red-shirt his first year.

Grant Perry reminds the GBMWolverine Staff of — Former Michigan Football Player — Roy Roundtree — who played wide receiver.

High School Coach Comments:

“We knew Grant could perform as a play maker at a high level, but I don’t think anyone realized the way he met his full potential and how he did statistically this past season. He played his best games on the biggest stages and he’s done that for two years.”

2015 Michigan Wolverine Football Recruiting Class:

Michigan received fourteen players on signing day with Brian Cole (WR), Alex Malzone (QB), Andrew David (K), Tyree Kinnel (DB), Grant Newsome (OL), and Jon Runyan Jr. (OL), Zach Gentry (QB), Reuben Jones (DE), Nolan Ulizio (OL), Karan Higdon (RB), Keith Washington (DB), Tyrone Wheatley Jr. (TE), Shelton Johnson (DE), and of course Grant Perry (WR) as well.

Final Thoughts:

We welcome Grant Perry to Michigan and hope he has a successful career on and off the football field as a student-athlete at the University of Michigan. Go Blue!

Written by GBMWolverine Message Board Staff — CoachBT, Doc4Blu, and ErocWolverine

Go Blue — Wear Maize!