Chris Perry fourth in-state recruit for USF 

October, 3, 2012
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ESPN 100 low post player Chris Perry from Bartow (Fla.) High has chosen the University of South Florida over UCF, Cincinnati, Temple, Miami and Tulsa.

This is a big get for South Florida ... literally. Perry stands at 6-foot-8 and weighs 245 pounds and possesses a 7-foot-4 wingspan. You just don't land players like that every day. Paired with center John Egbunu (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./Fort Walton Beach), who has been committed since December, the Bulls now have two ESPN 100 players and a front line that, as it develops, can compete with anyone in the Big East.

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Courtesy of Bartow AthleticsESPN 100 big man Chris Perry committed to South Florida earlier this year.
If you take a deeper look into the decisions by both players, it's worth noting that they play their high school basketball in Florida, which means South Florida's recent success and the hard work by coach Stan Heath and his staff on the recruiting trail is paying dividends in the state. All four of the Bulls' committed 2013 prospects play their high school ball in Florida.