This past week was a big one for Detroit Martin Luther King four-star defensive end Nick Perry.
The 6-foot-4, 220-pounder picked up a monster scholarship offer earlier in the week and then he capped the week off with a big 21-14 victory over Detroit Southeastern.
Ok, first things first, Perry said the victory over Southeastern was a good one for MLK because it got it one step closer to capturing a city championship and moving closer to a high playoff spot.
"It was a big win for us," Perry, the nation's No. 161 player and No. 7 weakside defensive end, said. "It was closer than it should have been. We had a lot of errors that made it closer than it should have been. It wasn't one of my biggest games, because they kept running away from me.
"We just look at it as one step closer toward our goal of winning city and making it deep in the state playoffs. We're already qualified for the playoffs, but now we have two more games where we can win city. We have Henry Ford, and they just lose last week, so we hope we can keep up the momentum."
Now to the other big news for Perry.
Perry said he received word from USC assistant Brennan Carroll that an official scholarship offer had been extended.
"They were playing around with me for a long time, calling in each week to check in on me and things like that," Perry, who is also ranked as the No. 4 player in Michigan, said. "They finally called and said they wanted me. They told me I had an offer. I'm pretty excited about the offer. They have a lot of big things going on out there. I've always dreamed about playing somewhere big, and USC is definitely now right in the mix."
Perry had previously listed Michigan State as his top team, but he said he's not had a chance to talk lately with the Spartan coaches. He said he's been really busy lately and hasn't had a chance to talk to a lot of coaches. And with the new offer from the Trojans, he said things have all evened out now.
"I haven't been talking to Michigan State as heavily," he said. "As far as who the favorite is, I don't have a favorite anymore."
Perry said he's starting to think about official visits, but the only place he knows for sure that will get a visit out of him is USC. He said he talked to coach Carroll about taking a visit to Los Angeles on Dec. 7.
Perry also has scholarship offers from teams like Iowa, Michigan, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Indiana, Nebraska and others.