May 3, 2006

Chris Perry: As good as committed to Canes?

Keller, Texas, Fossil Ridge High School defensive tackle Chris Perry found out he had a Miami offer in an unusual way.

Last Wednesday he ran across his coach in the hallway in school.

"Coach told me when I was in third period — he just said it to me nonchalantly," Perry said. "I said, `What? Ahhh!' I started screaming.

"Coach (Mario) Cristobal had come down to my school on Tuesday and told my coach Wednesday morning that they were offering. I wanted it to happen, but when it happened it surprised me. I almost went crazy."

It was the offer Perry was waiting on.

He called Cristobal later that day.

"He said `I guess your coach told you about the good news,'" Perry said. "I told them I wanted to commit, but he said I should come down there and see Miami first so I can be sure. I guess I'll commit in person. He said he didn't mind if I told people I'm committed."

Perry says "it's pretty much a done deal" that he's a Hurricane.

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