Name: Alryk Perry
Position: Outside Linebacker
Year: Redshirt Junior
Hometown: Columbus, Ga.
High School: Glenwood School
2015 Stats: Perry barely played for the Syracuse Orange last season, but he did make his collegiate debut and record his first career tackle in the season-opening win over Rhode Island.
2016 Projections: Perry likely won't be seeing much meaningful time on the field this season, as he sits fourth on the post-spring depth chart at the weak-side linebacker position behind Parris Bennett, Marqez Hodge and Shyheim Cullen.
How'd He Get Here?: Syracuse wasonly FBS scholarship offer. He chose the Orange over offers from Seton Hall, West Virginia-Wesleyan, Harding and Arkansas-Pine Bluff. He was also offered a preferred walk-on spot by Miami.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say?: Very little. No ratings on any of the recruiting sites for Perry.
Money Quote: Back when Perry first committed to SU, his high school coach, Jason Allen, commented on how Perry could make an impact for the Orange.
"He's a very good pass rusher. He's very good on the edge, has good hips. He really understands angles and leverage. He needs to put some weight on, but he has a high ceiling."
Very good on the edge? Sounds like he might be worth a look at a certain defensive position where Syracuse is in need of serious help on the depth chart...
Links of Wonder: When Perry first committed to SU back in 2013, Chris Carlson of Syracuse.com wrote an article about him and his routine, highlighting how he went to bed at 9 p.m. each night in high school so that he could wake up at 6 a.m. each day. Impressive commitment.
Twitter feed: @cuse_lb_ap. Although, it should be noted that his most recent tweet came in early December 2015.
Tweets of Wonder:
I haven't tweeted in a while. Tweet tweet— Alryk Perry (@cuse_lb_ap) February 25, 2015
What Does the Coaching Staff Think of Him?: No word from the coaches, yet. I guess they'll let the depth chart do the talking for them.
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Perry actually went to high school in a different state than he resided in. He lived in Columbus, Ga., right on the border between Georgia and Alabama, and drove into Alabama every day to go to the Glenwood School.
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