Louisville Football will be represented in the 2021 Under Armour All-American game with Ben Perry receiving an invite last night. Perry is a four-star member of the 2021 recruiting class who will play either Safety or Outside Linebacker for the Cards. Perry is the second highest ranked player in the state of Illinois according to 247 sports. He picked Louisville over Minnesota back in May.
Perry is a rangy athlete who I’ve dubbed “the prototype” due to his frame and athleticism. Louisville has made it a point to target tall, long, and athletic athletes on defense and Perry is all of those things. He also has multiple Ivy League offers and I’ve been told that his football IQ was a big factor in why the staff wanted him. He has the potential to be an Isaiah Simmons type of player where you can maybe line him up in different areas and use him creatively. We saw Florida State do that with Derwin James as well. While I’m not making a comparison to their skills, it’s obvious that there is that potential when it comes to how he can be used by Bryan Brown and Cort Dennison.
Louisville has been represented well over the years in the nationally televised high school All-American games. Brock Travelstead played in the Army All-American game last year and Robert Hicks and Chandler Jones both played in the UA All-American game in 2018. CJ Avery, Russ Yeast, Mitch Hall, and Jawon Pass are the other players on the current roster who played in one of the two games.