Before a previous weekend visit to the Ohio State campus to check out spring football practice, St. Ignatius linebacker Kyle Berger told Land-Grant Holy Land he was looking forward to see if he was able to picture himself being coached by the Ohio State staff. While it took longer than some might've hoped, the 6-3 205 pound junior becomes yet another 2014 recruit to give Urban Meyer and the Buckeye staff a verbal commitment joining offensive line prospects Marcelys Jones and Kyle Trout, running back Parris Campbell, defensive back Damon Webb, DE Dylan Thompson, and S/ATH Sam Hubbard.
Kyle had an impressive junior campaign finishing with an outrageous 44 tackles for loss and 10 sacks, leading his St. Ignatius squad to the state title game last season. The Buckeyes weren't the only division one power to take notice of Berger's talents; Arkansas, Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Tennessee are just a few of the many quality programs that offered him a full ride scholarship.
According to the 247Sports.com Composite Rankings, Kyle Berger (who is already good friends with Buckeye football players Blake Thomas and Tommy Schutt) is the 174th ranked player in nation the 14th ranked linebacker and the 7th ranked prospect for the state of Ohio. 247 is not the only scouting site showing love for Berger; Scout.com has him ranked as the second top outside linebacker in the country.
If you want to see what exactly Kyle Berger will bring to the Silver Bullets, you can check out his junior season highlights here.