Cornerback Jalen Perry of Dacula, GA has been a prime USC target since before he decommitted from Georgia last week. And his first visit post-decommitment was Saturday to USC for the Missouri game. It was beneficial unofficial visit for Perry and Will Muschamp.
“I had a great a great conversation with Coach Muschamp and Coach T-Rob,” Perry said. “I enjoyed the game. It was a big win for them. It was a great time and I had a great time while I was there. They just told me that they want me there, fitting in there with my versatility in the secondary and how long I am on the outside. They just think I’ll be a great fit in their system and they kind of broke down my film and told me that’s what they want me to be.”
Perry has been to USC several times over the past two years. He visited for the Georgia game earlier this season, he made a camp appearance last summer, and he was in for two games in 2017. He knows well the Gamecock depth chart and his chance for early playing time.
“I think there’s definitely opportunity there,” he said. “Both their corners this year are seniors and they’ll be moving on next year. So, the opportunity is there and I think I’ll work and compete with the guys that are there for that corner position, so that that’s what I’m coming in looking to do there.”
Muschamp also knows what he’s losing at corner and that’s why he’s made Perry a high priority, a fact he’s shared with him.
“He’s telling me I’m definitely important, definitely someone they want to help build depth,” Perry said. “They have young DBs and they want me to add to that list. I’m definitely important to them.”
Perry will take an unofficial visit to Michigan this weekend and he also plans to visit Florida. He’s also considering Auburn. He said he would not rule out another visit to USC this season.
Perry still plans to take his official visits before making a decision. At this point he said none of the top four schools with him stands out.