Berry Likes Iowa, Waiting on Others

Rashod Berry reports more than 10 scholarship offers. But it's the opportunities he's yet to receive that motivate him to play well when he kicks off his senior season next week.

Rashod Berry hits the field this season with something to prove right away. The motivation to perform is directed at two schools, in particular.

"Michigan State and Ohio State, I feel I stand very very close to getting an offer but they want to see my first two games," the Lorain (OH) High defensive end said.

Berry (6-foot-4, 215 pounds) said Michigan State , Iowa , Illinois and Ohio State are recruiting him the hardest. He said he favors the Spartans, the Buckeyes, Oregon and Florida State, none of whom have offered to date.

Berry reports scholarship opportunities from Akron, Bowling Green, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kent State, Miami (Ohio), Minnesota, Syracuse and Toledo.

The Hawkeyes offered Berry in early March.

"I feel I like them a lot but I would really love to go and visit," he said. "I can tell they really care for there players and if I visit I could see more and how they are more as a program."

Berry said he has not planned any official visits. He'll likely will wait until receiving feedback from Michigan State and Ohio State after his first two games before doing so, he said. Lorain opens the season on Friday.

Defensive Coordinator Phil Parker is leading Iowa's pursuit of Berry.

"I think he is a real and honest coach. He wants what's best for me," Berry said

Berry said he'd study accounting in college.

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