First Iron Bowl Was Great For O-Line Prospect

This talented offensive line prospect talks about his unofficial visit to the Iron Bowl.

Brentwood, Tenn.—-Big Mike Berry is no stranger to the Auburn campus or gameday experience. However, the 6-3, 296-pound offensive line prospect from Brentwood Academy says the Iron Bowl was different than anything he had seen before.

"My experience there was pretty great," Berry explains. "That was my first time being at the Iron Bowl so it was pretty neat. There wasn't an open seat in the house. The experience for me was great. Just to see all of the people and what it meant to people to win that game was impressive."

"Some of the things I liked were that I got to talk to Coach (Hugh) Nall the offensive line coach, I got to see all of my old teammates down there (John Vaughn, Kody Bliss and King Dunlap)," he adds.

He also notes that it was pretty impressive to watch the Tigers put a whipping on their cross-state rivals. "I think the offensive line played great only giving up one sack compared to Bama giving up 11," he says. "I mean they just (Alabama) got demolished by Auburn's defensive line."

After the game, Berry got to check out the Tigers' celebration in the locker room and notes that he got to talk with one of his former teammates. "I got to go into the locker room afterwards," he says. "I got to talk with King (Dunlap) and with Coach Nall a little bit."

He adds that it was easy to get swept up in the atmosphere of such a big win and the locker room celebration after the game. "Yeah, the thought (of committing) did cross my mind, but I knew that I had to come back home and talk with my parents and my coaches first," Berry notes.

However he says that he did leave with a strong feeling about the Tigers' program. "I feel good after my trip," he explains. "I feel like it could be a place where I could see myself and that is what I came away with."

Still, despite feeling like Auburn is a place he could call home, Berry says he wants to take a couple of official visits before he puts an end to his recruitment. "I am definitely going to take my South Carolina trip and my Auburn trip," he says. "I haven't set up any more, but I might. Coming up this week, I might set up some more."

"Maybe if LSU came with an offer or something that might be one," he continues about the other colleges he would be interested in visiting. "I think that would be it."

Currently, Berry has his official visit to Auburn scheduled for January 13th and his official visit to South Carolina scheduled for the following weekend and notes that he should be ready to make his decision following those trips.


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