Khurtiss Perry, a native of Bullock County signs with the University of Alabama. After being offered over 43 scholarships to the best colleges in the country, Khurtiss decided the University of Alabama was his best fit.

His multiple visits to the university and the quality time that was spent with the players and the coaching staff, were major factors in his decision.

Khurtiss' speech he made before announcing his decision left an impressive impact on all that were there to witness.

Khurtiss’s speech was, "To Principal Dr. Duncan, Coach Browney and his coaching staff, and the entire family of Pike Road. First, I would like to give thanks to the man above, for making a day like this possible, he never left my side!

"Next, I would like to thank my parents, Curtis Perry and Kristy Hurts, my grandparents, Samuel and Bj Benton, my family and friends for the unconditional love and support you have given me.

"And to my Mad House family Coach Todd, Coach Tracy and Coach Kris, Thanks for seeing my potentials even when I didn’t see them myself.

"You never let up on me, and made me realize that nothing comes easy, you got to work for what you want. Thanks for instilling that in me.

"I’m also humble and grateful for the 43 college offers I received. Thanks for believing in me. Last but not least, I want to give a big shout out to my hometown where this began Bullock County (Union Springs, Alabama) Thank you. And to Coach Browney, his great coaching staff, and the Pike Road Patriots we did it! Thanks for believing in me!! "And as I get ready to start my journey, I want to leave you with this…. and I choose….. The University of Alabama……. Roll Tide!"

I want to give a special shout out to Mrs. Cassie Rockette-Rogers and Mrs. VeRonica Giles-Ball for the love and support you have shown me.

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