Berry will visit FIU next week

This coming week, following the July 4th holiday, L.A. Pierce S Cody Berry (6-1, 220) will visit his most aggressive suitor, Florida International, and he could end up playing there this fall...

"I'm visiting FIU this coming Tuesday," Berry told "They are bringing me out there on an official visit and if things go well, there's a good chance I would commit and sign with them so I can play there this fall."

Berry started five games for Pierce in 2010 and could play either safety position but his specialty is dropping back into coverage.

"I'm more of a ballhawk," Berry admitted. "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."

In addition to his offer from Florida International, Berry is has seen quite a bit of interest from Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Arizona, Kansas State, Iowa State, Portland State, Texas State and Central Arkansas.

If he signs with the Panthers and enrolls for this season he will have four years to play three, however if he decides to return to L.A. Pierce he would have three years to play two following the 2011 football season. will have more on Berry's visit next week and we will update news as it happens.

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