Mark Richt has another quarterback to work with — officially.
N’Kosi Perry, who has a chance to start as a true freshman, sent his letter of intent to UM.
“Remember the name,” the school’s tweet said.
More about him:
Size: 6-4, 180
Stats: Threw for 2,267 yards and 31 touchdowns as a senior (Rivals). As a junior, threw for 2,510 yards, 33 touchdowns and three interceptions on 58 percent passing (247)
Stars: Four (247, Rivals, ESPN)
Rank: No. 3 dual-threat QB, 84th overall (ESPN), No. 8, 188th (Rivals), No. 9, 355th (247).
Projection: Highly productive starting quarterback – maybe even this fall. Perry is still a bit raw as a passer, but his talent is undeniable. It appears he will see the field as soon as he’s ready. Fellow commit DeeJay Dallas likens him to former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley, while some inside the program name-check Deshaun Watson when speaking about Perry’s potential. ESPN’s scouting report said his ability to make plays when the pocket breaks down is Lamar Jackson-like. That’s something the Hurricanes, looking for Brad Kaaya’s replacement, could use.
Fun facts: Committed to Al Golden in Sept. 2015 and backed off last February, saying he committed too early. Mark Richt convinced him to jump back on board in March, and spurn Auburn and Tennessee … Took no official visits besides Miami – high school seniors are allotted five, paid for by the school – though he unofficially visited Florida State and Florida last summer … Said he “could see myself living the rest of my life” in Miami … A breakdown of his senior year is here, and a look at his potential standing in the Miami quarterback battle is here … Wore No. 7 in high school.
On tape: Highlights from Paradise Camp last July: http://caneswatch.blog.palmbeachpost.com/2016/07/17/paradise-camp-2016-nkosi-perry-highlight-video-miami-hurricanes/ … Hudl highlight page: https://www.hudl.com/profile/3293951/nkosi-perry … MaxPreps highlight reel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZ6P1FVKJ0k