His hard-hitting style of play is quickly making him one of the most talked about linebackers in the class of 2010, but Ken Berry, out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, isn't slacking the spring before his senior season.
"I've been working out, along with going to Oklahoma's junior day, Oklahoma State, and this weekend I'm going to Kansas' junior day," Ken told InsideMizzou.com. "I was also invited to Nebraska's junior day, but we decided that it was just too far to plan a trip."
Berry, who has played both linebacker, and running back in high school, has been focusing primarily on the defensive end of the ball, in large part because that is where most colleges are seeing him at.
"I'm looking at playing linebacker," he confirmed. But, that doesn't mean he isn't open to other positions during his senior year if it will help him team. "I might play on offense, but probably linebacker. Anything to help my team though."
Even though he doesn't have a trip planned to their junior day yet, nor does he have an official offer, that has not stopped Berry from taking serious interest in the Missouri Tigers.
"I would really love to hear more from Missouri," Berry said. "When a school usually has serious interest, they've been going through my coaches first, but I'd definitely like to hear from them."
What exactly is it that has Berry so interested? Although the Tigers have been solid at linebacker in recent years, they have lacked star power.
"They're an up-and-comer," Berry said. "I like their location, the direction they're headed in."
However, although star power might not be a big factor, the depth chart will be.
"Who they have is a big factor," Ken admitted. "If they're set for the next three years, there is really no point in me going there."
By the time Berry is ready to hit the college gridiron in the fall of 2010, only three scholarship linebackers currently on Missouri's roster will be around. It is a situation that certainly should be interesting as recruiting picks up for the 2010 class.