Neptune Beach, Fl, Cornerback Marcus Berg, who took his official visit to Ole Miss with high school teammate Lamar Scruggs over the weekend, is facing having to have his ACL repaired the first week of February.
The Rebel coaches offered him an opportunity to greyshirt at Ole Miss next year while he was rehabbing the knee.
Marcus, who is 6-0 180, has no objections to that idea.
"I am still going to visit Memphis, Alabama State and Bethune-Cookman, but I was not turned off by the greyshirt offer," said Berg, who tallied 77 tackles, 4 interceptions and 1 punt return for a TD his senior season. "I have to get my knee right and I can do that while greyshirting at Ole Miss, if that is my final decision."
Berg was "feeling it" at Ole Miss.
"Ole Miss is everything it is cracked up to be. I had a very positive meeting with Coach (Houston) Nutt and my hosts - Fon Ingram and Demareo Marr - were perfect for me," he continued.
Marcus got more specific when probed further.
"The coaching staff was great - they are so down-to-earth," he noted. "My hosts told me they were not going to put any pressure on me. They said they were going to tell me the truth about Ole Miss, the staff and the team and I could decide what was best for me. They shot me straight and that meant a lot to me."
In the end, Berg said he was very excited about his visit.
"I am basically sold. The coaches know where I stand, but I want to give everyone I have been talking to a fair chance," Berg stated. "Ole Miss knows where I stand though and I know where they stand. That's all good."
It was thought at one time that Scruggs and Berg might be trying to go to the same school. That is not necessarily the case, Berg said.
"Lamar is Lamar and I am my own man," Marcus closed. "We are great friends but we both have to do what is best for us.
"All I know right now is Ole Miss has given me an option I can live with, I had a great time and I will decide from there."
Marcus Berg update -
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