OSU Instant Impact: Kyle Berger

Another of the members of the Ohio State 2014 recruiting class has faxed his letter of intent to the Buckeye coaching staff. Kyle Berger is officially a Buckeye.

Kyle Berger

SCHOOL: Cleveland St. Ignatius

SIZE: 6-foot-2, 215-pounds

POSITION: Linebacker


POSITION RANKING: Number-three outside linebacker

SCOUTING REPORT: When you add in the combination of size, speed, length, quickness, toughness, leadership, intelligence and game awareness, Berger is the perfect outside linebacker candidate. He lacks nothing in terms of being an impact player at the college level, and he only needs to refine his skills and continue to improve on them. I expect Kyle Berger to be in the rotation at linebacker soon after fall camp begins his freshman season, and he should be a special teams demon from the start. In time, he should be a starter at either outside linebacker spot for the Buckeyes, and that could happen within the first two years.

WHY Ohio State: "I really think my relationship with Luke Fickell was the single most deciding factor," Berger explained. "He's great with my family and me and is a tremendous coach. He's coached great players and I want to be the next one."

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