Syracuse picks up linebacker commitment

Syracuse received a verbal commitment from outside linebacker Alryk Perry during his recent visit to campus, reports. He is the 21st member of the Orange’s Class of 2013, adding depth to a linebacker unit that is losing three players to graduation.

Out of Glenwood Academy in Smiths Station, Ala., Perry earned All-State honors from the Alabama Sports Writers Association. Glenwood finished 7-3 last fall.

On his recruiting page at, Perry is listed at 6 feet, 1 inch, and 215 pounds. His 40-yard dash time is listed as a 4.43 with a 31-inch vertical.

In his personal statement on the page, Perry said he has the versatility to play multiple positions, pointing to his experience as a defensive lineman in high school.

Perry did not receive interest or offers from any other schools, according to his profile on


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