S Spencer Perry
Measurables: 6-2, 204
School: Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy
Rivals ranking: Three stars, No. 44 S.
247Sports ranking: Three stars, No. 51 S.
Notable numbers: Perry recorded six tackles in two games before a shoulder injury ended his senior season.
First scholarship offer: Mississippi State.
Best advice I received through the recruiting process: Don’t get caught up in the hype.
One word to describe Brian Kelly: Intense.
The one thing I won’t miss about the recruiting process: Lies and stress.
Moment I knew I wanted to be Irish: When I walked into the stadium at the Irish Invasion.
My secret off-the-field talent: Basketball.
Song on my iPod I’m embarrassed to tell people about: “Party in the U.S.A.” by Miley Cyrus.
Sports idol: Kobe Bryant.
Preferred social media: Twitter.
Favorite football accomplishment: One of 10 MaxPreps Young Guns in 2012.
Dream job (other than the NFL): Lawyer.
Defensive backs coach Todd Lyght on Perry: "Spencer is like a wise old man. He’s like 18, 19 going on 30, which I love. His demeanor is great. He’s a young professional. He understands the importance of education and player development. He came in early. He comes from a really good program, IMG down in Florida. He’s a punishing football player. He’s the type of player that really likes to impose his will on offenses. He’s going to be a great fit for us.”
Audio: Notre Dame defensive backs coach Todd Lyght talks about the potential of his seven defensive back signees.