Alcovy football coach Chris Edgar knew enough about the potential in Koby Perry until he was convinced that it’d just be a matter of time before scholarship offers would start trickling in.
It appears Edgar was right, and the first wave came in a cluster.
When Perry’s day came to an end Wednesday, he was holding three offers from colleges to play football next season — something helps Perry know that his efforts are being rewarded.
“Getting those offers, I was extremely happy and grateful to see my hard work paying off,” Perry said. “I hope that this opens up more doors for me in the future.”
The Tigers’ do-it-all senior leader received football offers from Highlands Community College, Avila University (Kansas City, MO) and Hartnell College (Salinas, Calif.)
The 6-foot-3, 170 pound senior was an unquestioned leader in the Tigers’ 4-6 2016 campaign — a stark improvement from the last two seasons where Alcovy was a combined 1-19. Perry led the team in all-purpose yards, and was a force defensively as well with 56 tackles, eight for losses, two interceptions and four total touchdowns in just eight games.
He’s also expected to be a top contributor for Alcovy’s basketball team this season.
“He’s just an all-around leader,” said Alcovy boys basketball coach Mack Hardwick. “You see what he’s brought to the football team, and we hope that he’ll be able to bring that to the basketball team this season.”
Now Perry knows he’ll eventually have the luxury of making a college choice between several options — something that, regardless of where he ends up, is a comfort for him.
“I’m grateful that I know I’ve got the opportunity to further my education,” he said. “I’m also glad that I’ll be able to continue to play the game I love.”
HOLLOMAN RESCHEDULES VISIT
Newton’s Jeremiah Holloman missed out on his official visit to Nebraska last week, due to nursing an injury to his hand in the Rams’ first round playoff loss to Mill Creek.
He’s planning to make up for that visit this week.
The 6-foot-3, 4-star prospect at wide receiver will head to Lincoln this weekend to watch the Big 10 squad face Maryland. Holloman’s teammate, and fellow 4-star prospect Jaquan Henderson, did make his official visit to watch No. 17 Nebraska’s win over Big 10 conference foe Minnesota. Both players have been courted fairly heavily by the midwestern school.
Holloman, who has yet to commit to a college, is considered the nation’s No. 69 player, regardless of position. Recruiting prognosticators believe Georgia is the favorite on a short list that includes Nebraska, Tennessee, Notre Dame, Auburn and Miami. Holloman has already taken official visits to Notre Dame and Miami.