Grant Perry Sees Leadership In Young Wide Receivers

Grant Perry Sees Leadership In Young Wide Receivers

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Grant Perry Sees Leadership In Young Wide Receivers

Last year wasn’t a fun year to play wide receiver at Michigan. Tight ends saw more touchdowns and things weren’t clicking with three different quarterbacks coming in and out, players had to adjust and chemistry was just never built overall.

Now with a stable quarterback in Shea Patterson and an improving offensive line that can give receivers time to get open, it’s fun to be a wide receiver at Michigan now, and scoring touchdowns helps too.

Wide receiver Grant Perry has been happy with how these young receivers have played this year.

“Making plays,” Perry said. “Ronnie Bell making plays, catching touchdowns. Donovan (Peoples-Jones) didn’t even think of him as a young guy really but he is. Him and Nico (Collins) are both making plays, just really being leaders as well, young leaders. That gives me a lot of confidence for the years ahead, have them in the room and teach the guys that are coming in and that are still here.”

Perry gave credit to the coaches on how Collins and Peoples-Jones are wise beyond their years and don’t seem like young guys anymore.

“Credit that to Coach Mac (wide receiver coach Jim McElwain), Coach Harbaugh, being around a bunch of coaches that expect a lot, but also teach fundamentals of the field, on the field. I’ve tried to instill some stuff I’ve learned from (Amara) Darboh and Jehu (Chesson), guys that are in the league and they’ve picked it up really well and they’re becoming leaders like I said and it’s good to see that.”

Perry also gave an update on wide receiver Tarik Black and his injury status.

“Coming back from an injury like that there’s going to be some cloudiness coming back on the field, definitely some doubts. He’s definitely overcome that gap and he’s back to being Tarik.”

Perry gave some insight on how Black was practicing this week as Black is close to returning from his injury.

“Yup, yup full go,” Perry said.

Perry and the rest of the wide receivers will have to be ready this week as they host No. 14 Penn State on Saturday, Nov. 3 in Ann Arbor at 3:45 p.m. EST in what will be a huge game for both teams.

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