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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Baltimore (Md.) Dunbar quarterback Jonathan Perry finished a dream season as a senior with a state championship in dramatic fashion. This week, his dream gets to continue in the Crab Bowl, featuring the top players in Washington, D.C., against the top players in Maryland.
After day one of practices at the University of Maryland, Perry has asserted himself as one of the top passers on either team. He has good size and throws a pretty ball. As Perry will note, he also has nice touch on his passes.
"I think my deep ball is my strength because a lot of quarterbacks can't put the touch on it like I do," Perry said.
If his performance continues, Perry may stir up some college interest in his arm. But that is not his first priority this week.
"My main thing is to have fun but the second thing is to click on all cylinders and just play how I know I can play," he said. "My approach at first was I just wanted to come out and play hard and now I see everybody laughing and having fun so now I want to have fun and also compete."
Currently, Perry is hearing from some lower level programs like Liberty and Hampton but he was receiving some early interest from bigger programs like Illinois and UConn. Currently, he is still waiting on his first offer.
After a season of 1,800 yards passing, 20 touchdowns and a state championship, Perry is hoping a follow-up strong performance in the Crab Bowl may be just the thing to spark some of those new offers.