During the summer doldrums of sports news, many college football fans are starved for news and information regarding their favorite teams.
With that in mind, we at B5Q have decided to take a more detailed look at each walk-on contributor and scholarship player on the Wisconsin Badgers football roster for 2020 in a running feature, our 2020 returnee profiles.
Each weekday we will breakdown one player on the football roster to look back at their recruiting process, their career as a Badger to this juncture and lastly preview their potential contribution to the team in 2020 and beyond.
Today we discuss a lengthy deep ball threat in Emmet Perry.
Name: Emmet Perry
Position: wide receiver
2020 eligibility: redshirt junior
Recruiting info out of HS: 247 Composite 3-star, No. 194 wide receiver, DeSoto, Texas
2017 Recruitment: Emmet Perry was not highly recruited at the power five level, but he really seemed to be a player that grabbed the Badgers attention. In 2016 Perry received offers from a handful of FCS schools including Colgate, Alcorn State, and Arkansas Pine-Bluff. Later on the offers got a little bigger as he received a FBS offer from North Texas and Bowling Green before taking a visit to Madison on October 29, 2016. The day after Perry’s visit, the Badgers made him an offer, and the day after that Perry committed to play at Wisconsin.
Career statistics: no games played
2019 statistics: no games played
Player overview: Perry played in a very competitive league during his high school ball at DeSoto. In a few career games, Perry went up against eventual Ohio State star and third overall draft pick Jeff Okudah. It’s clear that despite the lesser recruitment, the Badgers saw potential in Perry part due to his competition along with his size. At 6-foot-2 Perry, possess a large catch radius to go along with solid route running. One thing Perry has looked to develop is his speed, and if that comes he could be a very strong player for the Badgers in the future.
Best case scenario for 2020: It’s hard to say right now what the best case scenario is for Perry with no real sample size to go on. As he heads into his Junior season Perry will look to prove that he can compete for a spot at an outside receiver position. In a deep ball role, Perry could be a guy that thrives. However, Danny Davis III occupies that spot in 2020 and I don’t see Perry or any others on the roster surpassing a guy like him at this point in time.
Likely role on team in 2020: Emmet Perry looks like he will be in a backup role in 2020, but there’s no doubt there will be some serious competition in that room and who knows how that could shake out. As it sits the Badgers have Davis and Kendrick Pryor, but who behind that remains to be a mystery. Perry could certainly be a lone side type player, but he’ll have some stiff competition with the likes of Adam Krumholz, Taj Mustapha, and A.J. Abbott to name a few. Who emerges as the No. 3, No. 4, and No. 5 wideouts will be fascinating to watch and I have no doubt that Perry will look to throw his hat into that discussion and compete to breakthrough for the Badgers.