While he doesn't have a formal written scholarship offer yet, Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes running back Darriet Perry is getting plenty of early attention from a number of Division I-A programs.
"Georgia, Auburn, Georgia Tech, Clemson, Notre Dame, N.C. State, South Florida, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee all have been in contact," Perry said. "They have been sending letters and text messages and want me to come to there Junior Days and things like that."
The 5-foot-10, 196-pounder added that there are three programs that currently stand out.
"Auburn, Florida and Clemson stand out the most right now," he said. "They all got a real good academic program. They have some pretty good coaches."
Perry made an unofficial visit to Auburn this past weekend.
"It was pretty nice," he said. "I really liked it up there. They have nice facilities at Auburn."
One factor will be most important when Perry goes to pick a program.
"Academics are the most important thing," he said.
Perry plans to make an unofficial visit to Florida on March 24.
Perry rushed for 714 yards and eight touchdowns during his junior season.
"We had a real young team," he said. "I was one of the only returning starters. For a lot of the guys on the team, it was their first experience playing varsity football, so I didn't get as many opportunities as I thought I would."
Perry added that an early commitment is not out of the question once he begins to receive offers.