GERALD PERRY WR 5'10 165 Rivals★★★ESPN★★★247★★★Scout★★
No. 18 Overall Player in Tennessee - Rivals.com
Selected Vanderbilt overOle Miss, Cincinnati, Marshall and Memphis among others
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HIGH SCHOOL Three-year captain... Three-year starter... As senior, played a huge role in Tigers' 15-0 season capped with a thrilling victory over Maryville that gave the school its first ever 6A state title... Two-time Commercial Appeal "Best of the Preps" recipient... Named
All-State as a senior, posting 38 catches for 708 yards and 10 TDs, along with a pair of punt returns for scores... Also contributed as free safety on defense... Notched two TD catches and more than 100 receiving in yards in postseason AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star Game... Standout sprinter on track & field team.
PERSONAL Gerald Leon Perry II... Son of Gerald and Allison Perry... Born Oct. 12, 1994... Dad is a colonel with Memphis Police Department; mom is a registered nurse... Has an older sister, Gerita... Dad played in NFL with San Diego... Prep teammate of fellow Vanderbilt signee Darrius Sims... Wants to become defense lawyer... Enjoys playing golf.
WHITEHAVEN HEAD COACH RODNEY SAULSBERRY "Gerald has a lot of speed, it's his biggest asset on the football field. He's just extremely fast. He has explosive speed that translates on the field to a unique game-changing ability.
"I can't tell you what a great teammate and leader Gerald has been here. He works hard every day and isn't afraid to sacrifice for his teammates. He's been a great player for us, but an even better leader.
"Gerald has a chance to be scary good at Vanderbilt. When he's exposed to that weight program and gets stronger, he's going to get naturally faster. When that happens, he's going to be scary."