FCS All-America DT Roderick Perry Commits To Illini As A Grad Transfer

Matthew Stevens

Roderick Perry, a 300-pound defensive tackle from South Carolina State who is already drawing attention from NFL scouts, announced Thursday morning he’ll be arriving for the upcoming season as a graduate transfer.

Perry, a native of Raleigh, N.C., has been looking to transfer to a FBS program since the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference suspended all fall sports on July 16 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Perry who had 34 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble last season for a South Carolina State team which finished 8-3 overall and captured the school’s 17th league crown and seventh MEAC championship.