Berry Talks About Visit to See Gamecocks

Brentwood Academy offensive lineman Mike Berry discusses his visit to South Carolina and his interest in Auburn.

Brentwood, Tenn.—Heading into this weekend's official visit with South Carolina, Mike Berry said it would take a great visit from to Columbia to knock auburn out of the driver's seat for his signature in February.

Unfortunately for the Tigers, Berry got that great visit on his trip to check out Steve Spurrier's Gamecocks.

"It was good," Berry says. "I enjoyed it a lot I got to hang out with the players and the coaches. It was just a great visit all-around."

He says that the team unity in Columbia was what made the experience so impressive. "Probably, just hanging out with the coaches and just seeing how the team sticks together," he notes.

The 6-3, 295-pound offensive lineman adds that after a great visit to South Carolina, he is going to have to take a much closer look at his college decision. "I am kind of re-evaluating it," he says about his situation. "I mean they are pretty much neck and neck."

Mike Berry

Berry says that he planned on coming out of this weekend's trip ready to make a decision quickly, but that now it is unlikely that will happen. "I was wanting to make it this week coming up, but it will probably drag it into the beginning of the week after," he notes. "It depends on how I feel about this week. As far as this week goes, I am going to talk to my family.

"I mean playing time is pretty much the same so I guess you could say just the people," he adds about what criteria he will use to make his final decision. "It is going to be a close race and a hard decision because it is two great schools with two great coaches. I am just going to have to weigh the pros and the cons."

Even though the Tigers have been the team to beat for Berry's signature for quite some time, it looks like the Gamecocks are going to be a very serious contender in the fight.

"It is kind of 50-50 for me," Berry says about having a leader between the two teams.

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