Petrino to visit Nashville offensive lineman

Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy offensive lineman, who recently visited with U of L line coach Mike Summers, will welcome Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino into his home on Sunday

While he isn't that far of a drive from Louisville, 6-foot-3, 296-pound offensive lineman Mike Berry of Nashville's Brentwood Academy doesn't currently list the Cardinals as one of his favorites. Auburn, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, Mississippi State, Vanderbilt and Wake Forest have extended scholarship offers to Berry with hopes of at least securing an official visit.

"Right now Auburn and South Carolina are my favorites," he said. "I've already taken a visit to Kentucky and I'm going to visit Vanderbilt this weekend. I have visits with Auburn and South Carolina set as well."

Berry's home has been a busy place as coaches from competing schools attempt to schedule his final visit with their program.

"It's been kind of hectic around here lately," he explained. "A lot of coaches are coming by and going over playing time and saying that playing early depends on how I perform."

Among the coaches that have recently stopped by his home have been Auburn head coach Tommy Tuberville, Kentucky head coach Rich Brooks, Steve Spurrier Jr., from South Carolina and Louisville offensive line coach Mike Summers.

"I don't know who else I'll visit with yet," continued Berry, who will welcome Cardinals head coach Bobby Petrino and assistant Tony Levine in his home on Sunday. "I don't plan on making my decision until after I take all of my official visits."

Berry, a three-star prospect, has seen his stock rise after helping to lead his Brentwood team to a 7-4 record and an impressive run into the state playoffs.

"We had a pretty good season," he said. "We finished 7-4 and made it to the semi-finals. I believe I had a great year. I didn't allow a sack all year."

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