Tennessee continues recruiting momentum with commitment from Kentucky LB
The Tennessee Vols are on a hot streak on the recruiting trail and have picked up their latest commitment in the heart of Big Blue country up Interstate 75.
Kalib Perry, the Class of 2022 linebacker from Great Crossing High School in Georgetown, Kentucky, announced Saturday afternoon that he has committed to Tennessee. He picked the Vols over Purdue, Cincinnati and Kentucky during a ceremony at his school. Perry gave Tennessee its 12th commitment for the 2022 class and its sixth since July 1, GoVols247 reported. He had a reported 13 offers.
He’s listed at 6-foot-3 1/2 and 215 pounds, and is the No. 8 player in the state of Kentucky, and the No. 80 linebacker in the country, according to the 247SportsComposite.
“It just really came down to the coaches and just the staff and everything,” Perry told GoVols247 before publicly revealing his decision. “I mean, I loved just being with them and being able to spend some time, being able to bond with them, and I really liked Coach BJ (linebackers coach Brian Jean-Mary) and what he was planning.”
The Vols had a Big Orange connection that might have helped sway Perry to the Vols.
Perry knows a couple of former Tennessee players — including former offensive lineman Rob Smith, who is on Great Crossing’s coaching staff — who have told him about the Vols’ program.
Here are his highlights from Hudl: