With an off-season coaching change occurring the month prior, Central Michigan is looking to bolster its offense in the coming years. On Monday, the Chippewas extended offers to a pair of rising in-state wide receivers in Kalebb Perry (Mt. Pleasant Sr./MI) and Grant Perry.(Brother Rice/MI) in an attempt to improve on the MAC’s No. 6 rated receiving corps in 2013.
After his breakout sophomore season was shortened due to injury, wide receiver Kalebb Perry (Mt. Pleasant Sr./MI) has been gaining traction throughout the state. Kalebb has unofficially visited both Michigan and Michigan State in the past, and he can now add a Central Michigan offer to his resume.
Kalebb Perry recorded 543 yards on 28 receptions along with six touchdowns in only six games of work in 2013. Perry consistently showed the ability to stretch the field with his long frame and projects to be a highly-coveted in-state 2016 recruit down the road.
“I’m a receiver that is really good with the long ball,” said Perry. I make people miss up close, I’m fast and I can jump pretty high.”
Kalebb’s skills have now elicited the interest of his hometown college as Central Michigan stepped up as the first school to offer yesterday afternoon. Most of his contact has been with head coach Dan Enos so far, although it has been brief.
“He could be a really good coach,” said Perry. “I haven’t really talked to him all that much, maybe one or two times before this.”
While Kalebb Perry has not yet laid out what he is looking for in a school, Grant Perry, a year older, has given the topic some thought already.
“I always consider academics,” said Perry. “That comes first. What majors they have to offer plays a role. Then football-wise it’s about how I fit into the scheme, and how much I would play.”
With Central Michigan distinguished as a clear option after yesterday’s offer, Grant Perry has fielded other MAC interest at this point as well. Perry has been in communication with Bowling Green as well, but has his sights set on offers from Michigan and Michigan State.
The Chippewas also acted in unexpected fashion yesterday and reached out to junior wide receiver Grant Perry with an offer as well.
“My head coach gave me a call and said to give coach [Dan] Enos a call,” said Grant Perry. “He said they really like what I bring to the table and then offered me a scholarship to CMU."
Falling in line with the nature of Kalebb Perry’s offer, Grant was caught off guard when he found out about his first scholarship offer.
“To be honest I hadn’t talked to Central that much and it was kind of a surprise thing,” said Perry. “I talked to a couple coaches from there and was invited to Junior Day, but I haven’t talked to them too heavily,” said Perry.
Since Central Michigan had not arisen as a clear option in the past, the Chippewas were a relative unknown to the junior Brother Rice wideout. Now that this offer is on the table, Grant Perry has begun discussion regarding visiting Mt. Pleasant in the future.
Central Michigan will field four Brother Rice alums in the fall later this year, and Grant is intrigued by the possibility of playing with his former Warrior teammates.
Both Grant and Kalebb Perry will be keeping busy this offseason with their respective seven-on-seven duties on the camp circuit as well. Grant is a wide receiver for Michigan Elite, while Kalebb provides a downfield threat for Star Studded Elite.