Bere Impressed As A Sophomore

After starting and impressing in 2011 as a sophomore linebacker, Cincinnati Sycamore's Tinashe Bere is one to watch in Ohio for the class of 2014. He has already grabbed the attention of some of the top programs in the Midwest.

Cincinnati Sycamore linebacker Tinashe Bere had an impressive sophomore season in 2011, and is already looked at as a top prospect in Ohio for the 2014 class.

Bere, 6-foot-1, 215-pounds, recorded 65 tackles and had 4.5 sacks last season in nine games. A starter since his freshman season, he is poised to have a breakout season this year as a junior.

"Last year as a sophomore I felt I had a good year, and I know I can play even better," Bere stated. "As the year went on I was making more plays and being more involved. My strength is my run defense, and getting off blocks. I need to work on keeping my head on a swivel and being more aware of what's going on."

College coaches are aware of Bere's football ability, and his value is enhanced by also being a top student in the classroom.

"Schools like Princeton, Louisville, Boston College, Ohio State, Iowa, Notre Dame and Michigan have already talked to my coach," he explained. "I'm going to get out and see a few college camps this summer, so I can get to know the schools and they can see me perform."

Here are some clips of Bere in action from last season at Sycamore:

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