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Vandy Lands 3-Star DT Jackson Perry

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Vanderbilt got a little more bulk on Saturday when defensive tackle/offensive guard prospect Jackson Perry gave the Commodores his verbal commitment. The Las Vegas athlete is the 15th member of Derek Mason's class of 2015.

Jackson Perry will be enrolled in the Jay Woods School of Run-Stuffing at Vanderbilt.
Jackson Perry will be enrolled in the Jay Woods School of Run-Stuffing at Vanderbilt.
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247Sports's Jesse Johnson reports that Vanderbilt picked up their 15th recruit for 2015 when Las Vegas defensive lineman Jackson Perry anchored down on Saturday. The 6'2", 274-pound tackle has emerged as a solid run-stopper as a senior, but he also has the potential to take a role on the interior of the offensive line as well. He's the fifth Derek Mason recruit to tip the scales at 250 pounds or more as a high schooler.

Perry was a bit of an off-the-radar pickup for the 'Dores. ESPN doesn't even list Vanderbilt as a candidate for his services in their recruiting profile. His list of potential suitors casts a wide net over the world of Division I football. He had offers from three Ivy League programs (Harvard, Yale, Columbia) as well as from established FBS mainstays like UCLA and Nebraska. Stanford also had interest in the young defensive tackle, which sparked his connection to Mason.

Here's an interview with Perry from last summer:

Perry is regarded as a three-star prospect by Rivals, ESPN, and 247Sports.