No Change For Jaamal Berry

Miami Palmetto star tailback Jaamal Berry burst onto the recruiting scene after several outstanding camp appearances last spring. Berry, one of the top prospects in the country, named Ohio State as his leader following a visit to see the Buckeye spring game. Bill Greene spoke with Berry and has the latest.

Jaamal Berry, of Miami Palmetto, is one of the top uncommitted tailbacks in the country. Berry narrowed his list to five last month, and has consistently named Ohio State as his leader. Has anything changed for Berry?

"Nothing has changed at all in recruiting," Berry said. "My top five is still Michigan, LSU, Florida, Mississippi and Ohio State. Ohio State is still at the top and by a lot."

Berry, who named Ohio State as his leader following an April visit to watch the Buckeyes play their spring game, remains in close contact with the Ohio State coaching staff.

"I check in with Ohio State at least once a week," Berry stated. "Coach [Paul] Haynes is the coach I usually call. I just let them know that they're my number one school and that I'm still very interested. They've let me know that they are still very interested in me coming to Ohio State. Everything is going good between me and Ohio State. We've talked about everything really. They know I'm taking the ACT in October and we talk about keeping my grades up. I know they feel pretty good about the team they have this season. They have very high hopes for this year."

Berry does have official visits set for LSU, Mississippi and Ohio State. He spoke about possibly setting up another official visit.

"I don't really talk to any other schools other than Ohio State," he explained. "I want to get in touch with Michigan pretty soon and get something set up to visit them this fall. I already have visits set with LSU, Mississippi and Ohio State."

Berry has a pretty good idea of when he would like to commit to the eventual school of his choice.

"I won't be committing any time soon at all," he said. "I want to take my visits in the fall and compare all the schools to one another. My decision won't come until after my season is over with. I'm looking forward to going on all my official visits."

Berry is ranked as the number five tailback nationally. He will open his season on September 5th and is looking forward to leading Palmetto into the state playoffs this season.


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