Instate offensive lineman Jesse Perry committed to Tennessee football on his Twitter account Friday afternoon. The three-star recruit chose the Vols over Duke, North Carolina and Vanderbilt.
— Jesse Perry (@jessep_72) April 7, 2023
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound lineman is a standout at Middle Tennessee Christian School where he led the Cougars to a 9-3 season and run to the second round of the TSSAA Division II-A Playoffs. Perry projects as an offensive tackle at the college level but will be a project as he needs to add weight before playing at the college level.
Perry ranks as the nation’s No. 904 player and No. 74 offensive tackle according to the 247sports composite rankings. The Murfreesboro native ranks as the state’s 33rd best player.
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Perry is Tennessee’s fourth instate commit in the 2024 cycle, joining Nashville corner Kaleb Beasley (No. 1 player in state), Cleveland athlete Marcus Goree Jr. (No. 8) and Chattanooga defensive lineman Carson Gentle (No. 24).
Josh Heupel and his staff are also heavily pursuing a number of the state’s top players including Edwin Spillman (No. 3), Boo Carter (No. 4), Amari Jefferson (No. 5), Max LeBlanc (No. 6) and Ronan O’Connell (No. 9).
Perry committed to Tennessee just under two weeks after capping off a busy March by visiting Tennessee. The trip to Knoxville was Perry’s third since October and second this year. The three-star recruit also visited Vanderbilt, North Carolina in Duke in March and committed to Tennessee before scheduled April visits to Auburn and Missouri.
The Murfreesboro native is Tennessee’s seventh commit in the 2024 recruiting class. Perry’s commitment bumps Tennessee up two spots to No. 7 in the 247sports team rankings.