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Former Miami Quarterback N’Kosi Perry transfers to Florida Atlantic

The former four-star recruit heads stays in South Florida with FAU.

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After months of speculation as to where N’Kosi Perry would transfer, the former Miami quarterback announced that he’s found his next school — choosing to make a 50-mile trip up Interstate 95 and land in Boca Raton.

Perry announced on Twitter Wednesday afternoon that his next football stop will take him to Florida Atlantic, landing Willie Taggart’s Owls one of the highest-rated quarterback transfers in program and Conference USA history. The Ocala native spent four seasons as a Hurricane, appearing in 24 games (9 starts) and threw for 2,484 yards with 24 touchdowns and 10 interceptions.

The addition of Perry provides additional talent to an already crowded quarterback room for the Owls, who also added former Penn State quarterback Michael Johnson Jr. earlier in the offseason. Last year’s primary starter in Nick Tronti returns along with talented freshmen Javion Posey and Willie Taggart Jr.

Perry entered the transfer portal following the Hurricanes’ season-finale but withdrew for a short period of time to finish his studies at Miami, and then choose to re-enter the portal following the semester. FAU Owls’ Nest writer Shane Marinelli and 247 Sports’ Andrew Ivins noted that Perry was in attendance at FAU’s spring game last month — with all indications seeming as if the 6-4, 190-pound signal-caller could potentially join the program.

In the 247 composite ranking era, Perry is one of the highest-rated prospects to join a Conference USA team. Former FAU starting quarterback Chris Robison was assigned a rating of .9272, Perry was .9218, current UTSA quarterback Lowell Narcisse was a .9041 and MTSU’s Bailey Hockman was a .8892.

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N’Kosi Perry’s first game against an FBS opponent came against a Conference USA foe in FIU.
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Ironically, Perry’s first extended playing time against an FBS opponent in his career came versus FAU’s arch-rival, FIU. He threw for 224 yards and 3 touchdowns in leading the Hurricanes to a 31-17 victory over the Panthers.