PULLMAN – Caleb Perry might have beaten your alarm clock with his announcement this morning. That’s OK, Washington State’s newest running back recruit does everything fast.
At 6:51 a.m.on Thursday morning Perry issued a statement on Twitter saying that he intends to play college football at Washington State. He chose the Cougars over scholarship offers from Cincinnati and Missouri.
Perry, who plays at King’s High in the Seattle area, is a little smaller than the “Nevada back” the Cougars usually recruit. But the 5-foot-9, 175-pound speedster is also a lot faster.
Perry won the 1A state title in the 100-meter dash last spring, and has been clocked as fast as 10.76 in the event. For some perspective, that time would place would have put him just behind California running back Khalfani Muhammad at the 2016 Pac-12 Track and Field championships. Muhammad is widely considered to be one of the conference’s fastest football players.
Despite his smaller stature, Perry apparently does not shy away from contact as he was named a first team all-conference linebacker in the Cascade Conference. Furthermore, he was named the conference’s Co-Offensive MVP.
Perry is the 22nd known commitment in WSU’s 2017 recruiting class. He will sign with the majority of the class in early February, and enroll over summer.