Defense may be where most people know Keller (Texas) Fossil Ridge Chris Perry, but his coaches agree that he could be one of the most highly recruited offensive guard prospects in the state of Texas.
Perry, who began his varsity career last season on defense, says that his coaches feel to gain more experience for the offensive line, he'll move to guard for his senior season. That was a domino effect due to the fact that several programs have shown their interest in his abilities on offense.
One of the many schools that have been sending mail came through with a very early first offer.
"I got a written offer from Ole Miss like three weeks ago," Perry said. "Other than that, I've got so many letters it's tough to tell who might be next. Miami, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, UTEP, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Kansas, Boston College, LSU, SMU, and a lot of others have sent me stuff."
Perry isn't secretive about his top school. He grew up watching a couple of schools, but one has emerged as a leader.
"Miami is my favorite school hands down," Perry said. "I do like Texas a lot, but they haven't sent me anything. I also am really interested in Ole Miss, Texas Tech, and LSU."
His coach has informed him of several summer camps that he could possibly make. The 6-foot-3, 319-pound Perry will not be just staying in the Lone Star state for travel.
"I want to go to the Texas camp because my coach gave me a brochure this past week," Perry said. "I also want to go to the Alabama camp because they sent me stuff. LSU's junior day is one I'm trying to make. I was trying to make it to Texas A&M, but couldn't get there."
"It all depends on what I can make with the money situation and what not."
Even with all the hype surrounding his play at defensive tackle, Perry is definitely warming up at the guard position.
"When I went to the combines in the beginning of January, I did pretty well at guard," Perry said. "I'm guessing I'll be better there. I've been putting on the weight for guard. I enjoy that position more now, honestly."