Brandon Berry, a junior college defensive end at Highland Community College, has committed to Syracuse, he tells Scout. Berry was visited by head coach Dino Babers, defensive coordinator Brian Ward Tuesday evening when he made his decision official. He will take his official visit to his future home this coming weekend.
The 6-foot-4 defensive end finished last season with 60 tackles and 12.5 sacks. His sack total was good enough for 6th in the junior college ranks.
"Since day one, he has been real to me," Berry said. "I have a better shot in starting and coming in and making a big impact. Syracuse recruited me out of high school. Different staff, but still I think it was meant for me to go there."
Berry becomes the third defensive end in Syracuse's 2017 class, joining Zach Morton and Jonathan Kingsley. He picked the Orange over offers from Minnesota, Colorado State and Toledo.
He has three years of eligibility left and is ranked as a three-star prospect. Berry is the third junior college players to join the Orange this cycle, along with tight end Ravian Pierce and linebacker Ryan Guthrie.
Berry is originally from Georgia where he attended Griffin High School.