Kyle Berger Verbally Commits To Ohio State
Prior to a trip taken the previous weekend to do football practice on the campus of Ohio State, Kyle Berger (the Saint Ignatius linebacker) stated that he welcomed the prospect of receiving coaching from the staff at Ohio State football team. This took longer than many had hoped. However, the 205 pound, six foot three junior is another recruit for 2014 to give the Buckeye staff at Urban Meyer a verbal indication that he intends to join Kyle Trout and Marcelys Jones (offensive line prospects), Damon Webb (defensive back), Parris Campbell (running back), Sam Hubbard (S/ATH) and Dylan Thompson (DE).
Berger had a respectable junior campaign that finished with a spectacular forty-four tackles for loss, along with ten sacks. Also, he led his Saint Ignatius team to the title game for the state the previous season. There were other division one powers, aside from the Buckeyes, that took notice of Berger's abilities: Michigan, Arkansas, Penn State, Tennessee and Michigan State are just some of the numerous quality programs which made full ride scholarship offers to him.
The Composite Rankings on 247Sports.com has Berger (who counts Buckeye football players Tommy Schutt and Blake Thomas among his friends) ranked as the 174th best player nationwide. Also, it has him ranked 14th as a linebacker and 7th as a prospect for Ohio state. Other sites, as well as 247Sports, rate Berger highly. For example, Scout.com ranks him the country's 2nd best outside linebacker. By gaining the verbal commitment from Berger recently, Ohio State did not just pick up the 1st linebacker in its' 2014 seven member recruiting class, it beat its' closest rivals Michigan to the party too. As well as Michigan and Ohio State, fifteen other schools made an offer to Berger as well.