Written by Dave Dulberg, USC blog contributor
USC junior Nick Perry has informed the coaching staff that he will enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Here is a comment from Trojan head coach Lane Kiffin:
"We counseled Nick throughout his decision-making process and we stand behind him on this decision. His career progression at USC continued climbing to a point where he was ready to make the jump to the NFL. He was an awesome pass rushing for us and he created havoc throughout the Pac-12 this year in a league that featured many of the nation's most dangerous passing offenses. He will be a valued addition to any NFL team and should be an attractive choice in the upcoming draft.
"We value Nick's time and efforts at USC and appreciate the standard he set for the defensive linemen who will follow him here. We wish him much future success and know he'll be another great Trojan in the NFL."
Nick Perry will be taking his talents to the NFL next season.
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