When your high school coach is a former Virginia Cavaliers player, and a teammate came to Charlottesville and played well as a freshman, and then UVA comes calling on you—well, that’s a recipe that makes for a future Wahoo.
And D’Sean Perry followed that recipe to its logical conclusion, becoming the fifth player to commit to Bronco Mendenhall’s staff just today.
Jamie Oakes of 247 Sports broke the news:
At 6-foot-3 and 225 pounds, Perry could play either defensive end or outside linebacker for UVA. 247 rates him three stars and the 54th best weak side defensive end in the country. Rivals echoes the three-star rating. He will join Gulliver Prep teammate Mandy Alonso in Charlottesville.
Perry picked the Hoos over Auburn, Louisville, Maryland, Oregon, Florida, Pitt, and Vandy, with a total of 21 schools having offered.
Stop me when you’ve heard this, but: This is a tall, athletic edge rusher who plays well both with his hand in the dirt or out of a two-point stance. If he were to play end for Virginia, he’ll need to add some serious weight, which makes outside linebacker seem like the more probable position for Perry.
Welcome to the Cavaliers, D’Sean!