Junior Kyle Berger has had quite an exciting week, as the Cleveland St. Ignatius linebacker picked up his first two offers, from Ohio State and Cincinnati. He is one of the top 2014 prospects in Ohio.
Berger, 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, was in Columbus Saturday for Ohio State's thrilling 26-21 win over Michigan. He discussed his experience.
"I froze my tail off, but I had so much fun today at Ohio State," Berger stated. "We got there early and spent some time in the recruiting room, but going out on the field was amazing. The fans and the whole atmosphere was just ridiculous, and I am so happy I was there to experience everything."
"I spoke to Coach (Luke) Fickell before and after the game, and it was my first time meeting him in person," he added. "Coach Fickell was great, and I spoke with him again after the game, along with Coach (Urban) Meyer. They were both so pumped up, and that was great to see. Coach Meyer told me that he wanted to meet my family, but they weren't with me at that time, so he said we would all get together when I come back down in a few weeks."
"Coach Fickell told me that he wants to come see me play basketball in the next week or two," Berger continued. "I watched the linebackers today on both teams, and it was fun picturing myself out there playing in this type of game in a few years. I feel like I fit in down there, and everything was unbelievable."
Recruiting attention has increased dramatically for Berger in the past few weeks, now that his junior film has been distributed, and more offers could be headed his way.
"Getting the Cincinnati offer was also great, and they're a good school," he explained. "I have a few friends down there, and they really love it. Coach (Roy) Manning and I speak about every week, and he's a cool guy. I'm also hearing from West Virginia, Penn State and Vanderbilt. I'm supposed to call West Virginia tomorrow and they might be offering. They said they loved my film."
"Recruiting is still very early for me, and I'm just trying to take it all in," he stressed. "I'm starting to hear from a lot of schools, which is very exciting. I'm not sure if distance from home will play much of a part for me, but I would like for my parents to be able to see me play in college."