Berry is an enforcer for the Brahmas

L.A. Pierce boasts a lot of returning talent in their secondary and while Gerald Bowman is getting a lot of early attention, his mate in the deep patrol, S Cody Berry (6-1, 220), has also garnered some interest from at least two schools. JCFootball.com spoke with the talented safety prospect recently about things including what he does best on the football field...

"I play the strong safety spot for us, but I play more like a free safety," Berry admitted with a bit of a chuckle. "I'm more of a ballhawk. I like to make plays on the ball and read the ball in the air a little more.

"I played receiver in high school and that's why I think I have pretty good ball skills, so it's been a little bit of an adjustment for me playing safety.

"I can come up and hit you and make tackles in the open field, but if I have my choice, it's going up and getting the ball and getting it back for my offense."

Berry enrolled at Pierce after signing with Southern out of high school.

"I went to high school in Dallas and I signed with (Southern), but when I got there, I just didn't feel like it was the right fit for me," Berry said. "My brother (Darrion Weems), he's up at Oregon and he said I should go JUCO and play in California and try and find a spot at a D-1 school where I would feel more comfortable."

Berry started five games for the Brahmas last season as a freshman, but said he expects to start alongside his teammate and friend Bowman this fall.

"Last year, Gerald and I split time," Berry said. "We played the same position last year, but this year we'll be playing together and that should be fun."

With his outstanding size and athleticism to go along with his 4.5 speed, Berry already has two schools looking at him and more should come along during the spring.

"So far the two I know about are Syracuse and New Mexico State," Berry said. "My coaches said they have been getting calls from schools about me too and that I would probably see things really pick up this spring as we get into spring ball and they can come and meet with me."

Berry was a full-qualifier out of high school, so he can leave at any time. However, he expects to play for the Brahmas this fall and then will sign with a school in December.

Wherever he ends up, Berry will have three years to play two the moment he steps on campus.

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