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Brother Rice WR Grant Perry flips commitment from Northwestern to Michigan

Football   | Jeff Dullack

Brother Rice WR Grant Perry flips commitment from Northwestern to Michigan

Over the course of the past couple of months, Brother Rice wide receiver Grant Perry was rumored to have been one of a handful of committed players that could be changing his commitment on or before National Signing Day.

On the State Champs! Signing Day Special, Perry announced that he would be sticking with his original commitment to Northwestern, but a late push from new Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and his coaching staff on Monday and Tuesday convinced Perry to flip his commitment from Northwestern to Michigan.

"It was a real hard process, thinking about switching schools," Perry told State Champs! Network. "But me and my parents sat down and decided it would be in my best interest to attend Michigan."

Perry received the offer from Michigan on Sunday night during a phone call with Harbaugh.

Perry, a 3-star wide receiver according to Rivals.com will be joining his quarterback at the high school level from the past three years in Alex Malzone, who is already enrolled at Michigan.

"Can't wait to link up again with my boy Alex!" Said Perry of teaming up with Malzone again, "We've had this dream since freshman year and now it's a reality."

During the recruiting process, Perry received offers from Nevada, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan as well as a number of MAC schools before he gave his commitment to Northwestern back on December 8th and was committed to the Wildcats until Monday when he was offered by the Wolverines.

With Harbaugh now in Ann Arbor, Perry said that he's obviously excited to play for a coach who has experience at both the college and NFL levels.

"I'm humbled to have received an offer from Coach Harbaugh and can't want to see what he has to offer with all the NFL and college experience," said Perry.

Perry had a record breaking 2014 season as a senior as the Brother Rice star hauled in a MHSAA record 105 passes for 1,727 yards and 20 touchdowns as he helped lead the Warriors to an 11-1 record. 

As a junior, Perry made 57 catches for 862 yards receiving has he helped lead the Warriors to a third straight Division 2 state championship and was also apart of the 2012 Brother Rice State Championship team.