Last week, Florida picked up a pair of commits in Spencer Perry and Isaiah Johnson. Not a bad weekend’s work for Jim McElwain and his staff, who were hosting a bevy of Class of 2016 recruits.
In Perry, Florida’s getting a speedy bell-ringing defensive back from IMG Academy in Bradenton. McElwain already scored a big win in the defensive backs pool by getting Chauncey Gardner back onboard, and getting Perry is simply a case of the rich getting richer. Oh, and UF has quite a track record of producing talented DB’s, from Lito Sheppard to Reggie Nelson to Joe Haden to Vernon Hargreaves, and many, many more, so history is certainly working in Perry’s favor, too.
However, despite having all the tools you could really ask for in a defensive back (fast, hits hard, great nose for the football and high level of intelligence) Perry’s offer list isn’t quite what you’d expect it to be; Auburn, Michigan and Florida are the only top schools to extend an offer. But maybe that’s what makes him such a promising recruit.
Spencer was gracious enough to speak with me about a number of things, including his recruitment process, his decision to be a Gator, what he looks to accomplish, and more. He’s a humble kid, yet determined, and he- well, I suppose I should just let you listen to what he had to say for yourself.