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National Signing Day 2017: WR Emmet Perry signs with Wisconsin

From the same high school as inside linebacker Chris Orr, Emmet Perry heads north to play for the Badgers.

NCAA Football: Minnesota at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Class of 2017 WR Emmet Perry

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
WR 6-2 175 DeSoto (Texas) Three stars, No. 189 WR

Emmet Perry is an under-the-radar wideout from DeSoto, Texas, who will be looking to fill a need the Wisconsin Badgers have had for some time: a tall, fast wide receiver. Perry went to the same high school as sophomore inside linebacker Chris Orr and will be joining his former teammate in Madison after signing his letter of intent Wednesday to play for the Badgers.


247Sports (composite): Three stars; Grade: 0.8299; No. 189 WR in nation; No. 178 player in Texas

247Sports: Three stars; Grade 80; No. 268 WR in nation; No. 266 in Texas

ESPN: Three stars; Grade: 71; No 200 WR in nation; No. 253 player in region; No. 195 player in Texas

Rivals: Three stars, No. 96 in nation

Scout: Three stars; No. 100 WR in nation; #20 WR in Texas

Verbally committed on Oct. 31, 2016

Perry was Wisconsin’s 13th commitment for 2017.

If you take a look at his Hudl video below you’ll notice a rangy receiver who can adjust to a poorly-thrown ball (of which there were a couple. I’m glad Wisconsin didn’t recruit DeSoto’s quarterback) and has good straight-line speed. Perry was a big contributor to DeSoto’s 16-0 Texas 6A Division II state title this year and will look to help the Badgers’ receiving corps that loses Robert Wheelwright and Reggie Love.

B5Q’s Andrew Rosin wrote in his article about Perry committing:

I’m not here to tell you that DeSoto, Tex., three-star prospect Emmet Perry is the next Quintez Cephus, but his Halloween commitment to Wisconsin has more of a chance to be a treat than a trick.

Perry held offers from Bowling Green, North Texas and a handful of FCS schools (Alcorn State, Colgate, Georgetown and Arkansas-Pine Bluff).

Video highlights

Bio (courtesy of

High School: Three-star recruit by 247 Sports, ESPN, Rivals and Scout … saw first major game action as a senior, recording 45 receptions for 830 yards and 9 touchdowns … helped DeSoto claim Class 6A Division II state championship with 16-0 record … head coach was Todd Peterman … wide receivers coach was Terrance Orr II, brother of Badgers’ linebacker Chris Orr