When Kent State football coach Sean Lewis announced the University of Washington defense to his media representatives, he knew many details about the Huskies, such as past injuries and other schools, but he called them all by numbers.
UW’s extreme rushers were big and physical. You know, No. 58 and No. 3.
Those safetys in Seattle played a lot of football. He named them #5, #20 and #7.
And then he mentioned this one cornerback, this new guy he could easily name without opening the list.
“We don’t have a ton of film on him, but there’s a lot of noise about one of their cornerbacks, Jordan Perryman, coming out of their camp,” Lewis said, referring to his previous stop, UC Davis. “The little piece of film we saw on him suggests he’s an impressive kid too.”
Perryman continues to confuse experts. First, it’s really unclear why he didn’t have Power 5 offers originally coming from Hanford, California, a place with a track record of football talent.
After all, this city of 55,000 south of Fresno sent the great Mark Lee to the UW, where he was an All-Pac-10 player, and a 12-year NFL career, playing all but one year. , for the Green team. Bay Packers.
“I wasn’t small in high school,” said the 6-foot-202-pound Perryman, who then only had offers from FCS. “I’m not really sure.”
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Another question is how did UW get this guy with legitimate NFL aspirations with little to no competition once he got on the transfer portal?
Apparently, Kalen DeBoer and the staff really know how to work with the system.
“It happened very quickly,” Perryman said. “I came during my visit and it seemed appropriate to me because they said we would be playing a lot of men.”
They said at the corner that he simply did not wait for other offers.
As for that Kent State coach who only knew him by name on UW defense, plus only quarterback Michael Penix Jr. on offense, Perryman learned with some satisfaction that the football people were getting closer to him.
“It’s nice to build such a national reputation,” he said with a smile.
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