Future Could Be Now For Berry

After a solid redshirt freshman season, versatile Tyler OL Jack Berry (6-6, 305) has some options to leave this summer and he's working on figuring out where he'll play this fall...


"My offers right now are from Southern Mississippi, Prairie View A&M, Midwestern State, SE Missouri, Tusculum, Arkansas-Monticello and Arkansas Tech," Berry told JCFootball.com. "Texas StateLouisiana-MonroeUCF and North Dakota are the bigger schools that have been talking to me, but they haven't offered yet."

Berry was a full-qualifier out of high school, so now that he's got some game reps on tape, he's got a decision to make whether he returns to Tyler this season or whether he signs with a four-year school and plays there this fall.

"I wasn't recruited much out of high school because I transferred right after my sophomore year and because of the inter-district transfer rules you have to sit out the following year," Berry said. "Your junior year is a big season for recruiting, so I wasn't on a lot of schools' radars and the ones I was hearing from, I was the backup guy, so I just decided to head here to Tyler because it's a good school and I really loved the coaches."

Besides the fact that he's ready to leave right now, what really has schools intrigued with Berry is his versatility.

"I have basically played every position along the offensive line, but I played both right and left guard this past season," Berry noted. "I feel like I'm more athletic than most offensive linemen and I'm quicker than most offensive linemen too. I also think I carry my weight well and that really helps me too."

Should Berry decide to leave this summer, he would have three years to play three starting in the fall and while that's his plan, he's open to staying if the right situation doesn't come along.

"I'm still sorta weighing what I want to do, but with my offers, I am planning to take some visits and then see where things stand," Berry added.

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