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WSU football recruiting: RB Caleb Perry signs letter of intent

Freaky fast Seattle running back is now officially a Washington State Cougar.

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Caleb Perry is a freaky fast running back out of Seattle’s King’s High School, and he has officially signed his letter of intent to play football at Washington State University.

Although everything about the 5-foot-9, 175-pound running back seems fast, he did have a slow start to his recruiting — which can probably be related to his school being in WIAA 1A Cascade Conference. However, colleges took notice after a ridiculous senior campaign in which he rushed for 1,220 yards and 19 touchdowns and was named the co-offensive MVP in the Cascade Conference.

Perry, now a consensus three star, picked the Cougs over offers from Missouri, Cincinnati, Montana State and Portland State.

The thing that stands out the most about the speedster, is just that ... his speed. Perry is so fast, in fact, that if he were to run through Colfax, he’d probably get a speeding ticket. He has a self-reported 4.38 40-yard dash (which is believable after watching his highlights) and won the WIAA 1A 100-meter championship last year as a junior.

According to 247 Sports, Perry is the No. 18 ranked all-purpose running back in the nation and the No. 11 overall prospect in the state of Washington.

Scouting Report

Perry is full sprint off one stride, making his 4.38 that much faster. And that’s sustainable speed. State champion in the 100m. Was on a different level against his competition in high school. One-cut running back in a hurry to get north-and-south, capable of finding daylight in the middle of the field on minimal cuts. Seeks the perimeter where he can outrun defenders that have angles. Oddly slippery to tackle -- could be a product of competition -- does not get taken down by arm tackles and quickly regains pace after running through them. Truly deadly return potential with his combination of vision and speed, special teams could be his path to the field with the RB position stacked in front of him.

- Brian Anderson


247 Sports: ★★★

Rivals: ★★★

Scout: ★★★

ESPN: ★★★

Measurebles (Rivals)

Position: RB

Hometown: Seattle

Height: 5-foot-9

Weight: 175 punds