A starter since his sophomore season at offensive tackle, Nashville (Tn.)'s Mike Berry had a dominating junior year for Brentwood Academy in 2004 when he had 60 pancake blocks on offense and also contributed 15 tackles in limited duty on defense.
He carried that over to his senior season and has seen his recruitment heat up because of it. The 6-foot-4, 280 pound offensive lineman already has offers from Auburn, Vanderbilt, Kentucky, South Carolina and Mississippi State.
He took his first official visit over the weekend to Kentucky and the three-star offensive lineman came away impressed.
"I got to ask some players a lot of questions. They told me the academics are hard, but they have great tutors that really help you," Berry said to Larry Vaught. "Basically the coaches told me if I came, I could maybe fit in right off the bat (in the offensive line). I really liked that. That is a big deal to me."
As expected, he will still take his visits to Auburn and South Carolina before making his final decision.
"I am going to take my time, but this visit certainly helped my interest in Kentucky. I can see the advantages in playing there now," Berry said.
Currently, Berry has his official visit to Auburn scheduled for December 16th and his official visit to South Carolina scheduled for January 20th.
"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."