Pierce Hoping for Local Offer

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Tamarick Pierce talks about the possibility of a big local offer, and his travel plans for this month.

BERKELEY, Calif. -- Berkeley St. Mary’s running back Tamarick Pierce already has offers from Sacramento State, Eastern Washington, Montana, Norfolk State and North Dakota State, but he’s aiming a bit higher this summer, as he embarks on a busy camp schedule.

Pierce has attended camps at Colorado, Utah, San Jose State and, on Saturday, worked out at California.

“I learned that Cal’s coaching staff is way friendlier than I thought. They’re really cool, and always energetic. That was the take-away,” said Pierce, who rushed for over 1,000 yards last season.

During the instructional running portion of the camp, Pierce clocked a 4.5-second 40-yard time, at 5-foot-11, 197 pounds. He wasn’t satisfied, though, with his performance in front of the hometown school, and he’ll be coming back to Berkeley this coming weekend for the three-day team camp.

“I’ll be better next week, at team camp, so I’m waiting for that,” Pierce said. As for a possible offer from the Bears, “It would be pretty huge. I’d be playing in my home town, in front of my mom, my grandmother, staying close to home. They could come watch the games, so that would be pretty cool.”

While he’s gunning for an offer from the Bears, Arizona also wants to see what he’s got.

“Arizona wants me to get out there to take an unofficial,” said Pierce. “I’ll go out there when their camp is.”

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