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Benjamin Perry Signs With Louisville Football

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Louisville lands a highly rated Safety that could see the field very early.

NCAA Football: Louisville at Boston College Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports

Ben Perry - Defensive Athlete

247 Composite: 4*/.8910

247: 4*/93

Rivals: 3*/5.6

ESPN: 3*/79

Other Offers: Oregon, BC, Cincy, Yale, Minnesota, Brown, IU, Colorado, Michigan State

Highlights:

Evaluation:

It’s my opinion that Ben Perry is the best defensive prospect that Louisville has landed since Gerod Holliman. He is the prototype when it comes to his size and speed and he can cover a ton of ground as a space player. Perry plays the ball in the air like a receiver and has great ball skills which should help him pull down interceptions as a Safety. I think he would fit in very well at the Free Safety spot where Khane Pass and Isaiah Hayes have played recently.

He also has the frame to grow into a Linebacker for Lousiville. My understanding is that Perry and a few other players Louisville recruited this cycle were looked at as guys who they would take and figure out their specific position when they got on campus. Perry could end up playing Card if he ends up bulking up in the spring and summer. He plays well off the edge as a blitzer and he can also take on blocker in the run game.

Summary:

Perry forged a strong relationship with the Louisville staff early on and chose the Cards over Minnesota, primarily. The staff put a premium on long athletes with large frames in this class and Perry is the mold. Scott Satterfield has made it known that he wants players who are also high character kids off the field and good in the classroom. Perry is one of a few players in the class with Ivy League offers. Cort Dennison gets the credit for this pickup and Perry will enroll in January.