July 18, 2010

Colleges evaluating JUCO Berry

Destry Berry has been identified as one of the top junior college defensive backs available in this recruiting cycle and as such plenty of schools are showing serious interest.

The 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback from Orchard Park (N.Y.) Erie C.C. is going into what he hopes is his last semester at his junior college. He hopes to graduate in December so he can enroll early at a Division I school in the spring semester before the football season begins.

Berry has been clocked at 4.43 seconds in the 40-yard dash so there should be no questions about his speed or athletic credentials. Schools are digging a little deeper now to see if he would be a good fit.

Akron offered Berry a while ago and though the Zips have not been in much contact with him Berry believes the offer is still on the table. A couple of months ago Oregon State and Buffalo were showing interest, and now a new batch of schools is involved.

"I've actually talked to Wisconsin," Berry said. "They called my coach and asked for some film on me. I talked to one of the UConn coaches the other day and they asked for my transcript. Same thing with Kentucky. They talked to me about getting some of my transcripts.

"I don't have any favorites. I'm just slowly still trying to focus on this season I have coming up. If I don't do everything I have to this season I won't be doing anything later," he noted.

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