Caleb Berg update

David Garvin of Heartland Recruiting and TheInsiders gives Cyclone Nation an update on Heartland, Nebraska, strong safety Caleb Berg. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder is one of eight players that have committed to the Cyclones for 2003.

Being a versatile athlete, Caleb Berg has already changed positions in the past few days heading into Heartland's opener against Ravenna on Friday night. And with him already pledged to the Iowa State Cyclones, the end may not be in sight.

"I've just been switched from quarterback to wingback and halfback," Berg told HR on Wednesday night. "We have a new head coach (Eric Wetjen) and have gone to the winged-T attack. So a lot of people will be getting the ball."

Berg was asked about the other side of the ball, where he recorded 62 tackles and was named all-district in 2001.

"I'll been at one of the safety spots, strong or free," he said. "I'll see plenty of action on defense again this year.

The six-foot-two, 190-lb athlete who has been clocked at 4.43 (hht) in the forty was asked about his early commitment to Iowa State.

"I made a commitment to them in May," he replied. "I wanted to make my decision before the season. I was very impressed with the coaches and facilities there. This is a program on the rise. I believe they have shown that in their first time games this season. Matter of fact, I attended their game against Kansas last week.

And what about in-state power Nebraska? Were they given serious consideration?

"They were," he continued. "And I attended their camp, but had already given my pledge to Iowa State and that's where I'm going to play. I had scheduled the Iowa summer camp too, but cancelled that."

Where have the coaches talked to you about playing, position-wise?

"They're looking at me as either a strong safety or linebacker," Caleb said. "It really doesn't matter to me.

And with all the positions changes that Berg has already experienced, we're certain he'll adapt.

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