Ohio State 2015-2019 TE - Rashod Berry

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  1. LifetimeBuckeyeFan

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    http://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-...ar-athlete-rashod-berry-commits-to-ohio-state

    It didn't take long for Lorain's Rashod Berry to accept his offer from Ohio State. Today, just about 24 hours after the Buckeyes gave him the chance, Berry is a Buckeye, the 19th commitment for Ohio State and the third Northeast Ohio native to say yes to Urban Meyer in the last two weeks, joining Lakewood St. Ed's Alex Stump and Cleveland Benedictine's Jerome Baker.
    Berry, who pledged to Ohio State over offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana, Illinois and others, is a 6-foot-5, 245 pound defensive end/athlete who could line up at any number of spots for Ohio State. As physically gifted as any player in Ohio, Berry first popped onto the Buckeye radar in the summer of 2013, but academic issues held up the evaluation and subsequent offer. As the classroom situation cleared up, so did Berry's chances of earning his chance to don the Scarlet and Gray.
    The Berry File
    • Size: 6-5/240
    • Position: ATH
    • Class: 2015
    • School: Lorain Digital (Lorain, Ohio)
    • 247 Composite Rating: ★★★
    • 247 Composite Rank: 36th (Weakside DE)
    “When we came into the season, people were talking about (Ohio State) a lot,” Lorain coach Dave McFarland told the Lorain Chronicle. “But when you watched film on Rashod, he wasn’t jumping off the screen. So I told him he would have to perform. Schools were saying they’d have to take a look at him (during his senior season).
    “A few weeks ago Ohio State had a bye and all of a sudden we had coaches at our practices. Rashod met with (Buckeyes coach) Urban Meyer, shook his hand, looked him in the eye and smiled. He impressed Ohio State.”
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    Rashod Berry highlights via Hudl.
    A raw talent, Berry has the potential to be a difference maker at Ohio State simply because of his athleticism. At present, his game is unrefined, but he should flourish under Larry Johnson and Urban Meyer's tutelage. A talented basketball player as well, Berry, has run a reported 4.42-40 yard dash.
    HIGHLIGHTS
    Not much for words, the Lorain star was understated when it came to what it means to be a Buckeye.
    "It feels great."
     
  2. LifetimeBuckeyeFan

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    I posted in the Hilliard thread, so I will post this to bump it back to the top so people can see it.
     
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    Kid has some speed!!
     
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    COLUMBUS — For the second time in the span of about 12 hours, the Buckeyes landed a commitment from one of the top in-state players in the 2015 class.
    One day after flipping Cleveland Benedictine linebacker Jerome Baker, Ohio State received even more good news from Rashod Berry, a defensive end out of Lorain High School. He announced his commitment via Twitter on Tuesday morning, writing "I am committed to The Ohio State University."

    Even though Ohio State had been watching him very closely for a while now, Berry (6-5 230) was offered just a day ago, which may have coincided with the news that the Buckeyes had not made the final cut for five-star defensive end Josh Sweat. Obviously, it did not take long for him to make up his mind.

    Berry is a three-star prospect according to all four recruiting services, and ranges from the #17 weakside defensive end in the nation per Rivals, to the 101st-ranked defensive end according to ESPN. He committed to Ohio State over offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Minnesota, Indiana and Illlinois.

    Urban Meyer has lamented the fact that recruiting is moving so quickly now that they don't really get a chance to evaluate and offer seniors as much as they used to.

    "We will always recruit the footprint or the local as hard as we can," Meyer said last month. "The negative that's happened in recruiting is you're not getting that chance to watch guys develop. Everybody is committing so early in the last five, six, seven years, I can't stand it. I like to go watch kids play their senior year, and there is nothing better than your first bye week to watch — we're going to watch juniors now, we're not watching seniors because they're all committed."

    Berry always had his eyes on Ohio State and Michigan State, so he didn't commit early because there was an understanding that there would be an opportunity to impress the college coaches at his top schools during his senior season, and impress is exactly what he has done.

    "On a night where there were a dozen D-1 athletes on the field, he was a man among boys," an area high school football coach told The-Ozone earlier in the season.

    "Redshirt him and by year three he's kicking ass. I'd put him in my top five most impressive players I've watched up close in 10 years. Somebody is getting a player if he's eligible. He can also play tight end. Lorain looks like a D-2 college team and he physically stands out. Very Impressive."

    With the offer and subsequent commitment, it would appear that any grade concerns that once existed have been lifted.

    Berry is the third defensive end in the 2015 class for the Buckeyes, joining Dre'Mont Jones (Cleveland, OH) and Jashon Cornell (St. Paul, MN). The 2015 class now stands at 19 commitments, with room for a few more. A decommitment or two between now and February would also not be unexpected.
     
  6. PHATBUCK13

    PHATBUCK13 My favorite athlete of all time is Myself

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    Reportedly runs a 4.42 at 6'5"/225....

    Scout has him listed as the #23 TE in the country...

    I like him at WDE....

    He reminds me of Solomon Thomas coming out of HS...
     
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    Those seeking a sleeper candidate from Ohio State’s growing 2015 football recruiting class should look at Rashod Berry.

    The defensive end/tight end from Lorain, who committed this week, was overshadowed when linebacker Jerome Baker of Cleveland flipped from Florida to Ohio State.

    Analyst Bill Kurelic of Bucknuts.com said former Ohio State defensive line coach Mike Vrabel was taken with Berry’s ability in the Buckeyes’ summer camp a year ago. The reason an offer didn’t follow was because the 6-foot-5, 235-pound Berry still had some work to do on and off the field.

    The last few weeks, Ohio State, Michigan State, Minnesota and others offered scholarships. Berry’s commitment moved Ohio State up two spots, to No. 8, in the ESPN rankings. The top seven — Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Texas A&M, Tennessee, Florida State and South Carolina — didn’t change. Ohio State passed No. 9 Auburn and No. 10 Penn State.
     
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    Won 32-14. Three catches, 81 yards and a touchdown for Berry.
     
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    Rashod Berry, TE, Lorain, Ohio: Berry caught a 63-yard touchdown from quarterback Eddie Williamson during a 32-14 win for Lorain (6-3, 3-2 Lake Erie) at Cleveland Heights (2-6, 1-4). The Titans never trailed.
     
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    Rashod Berry, TE, Lorain, Ohio: Berry caught a 91-yard touchdown pass from Eddie Williamson, and the Titans (7-3, 4-2 Lake Erie) clinched a playoff spot with a 32-7 win vs. Warren Harding (3-7, 3-3).

    “It just opened up for me out of nowhere,” Berry told the Lorain Morning Journal. “At first it didn’t look like the window was open for a big play like that. It was a great momentum builder for us on both sides of the ball.”

    Lorain earned a No. 13 seed in the OHSAA Division I Region 1 bracket and travels to No. 4 Mentor (9-1) Saturday.
     
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    Ohio State commitment Rashod Berry had 8 catches for 139 yards and three TDs last night.
     
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    Future Buckeye Draws High Praise
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    Lorain lost to Mentor 49-34 in the first round of the Division 1 Ohio state playoffs, but Ohio State commitment Rashod Berry was outstanding despite the outcome. The 6-foot-5 and 230-pound Berry played both tight end and defensive end. He caught three touchdown passes and had a sack.

    Berry’s work drew high praise from Mentor’s highly regarded coach Steve Trivisonno.

    “Berry is one of the best football players I’ve seen,” Trivisonno told the Northeast Ohio Media Group after the game. “Ohio State should have him play on offense.”

    Berry committed to Ohio State on Oct. 22 over scholarship offers from Michigan State, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Syracuse and some others.

    Berry is a 3-star prospect in the 247Sports Composite. He is the country’s No. 35 weak-side defensive end and the No. 31 prospect in Ohio.

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    Rashod Berry of Lorain was named first team All-Ohio on defense, despite potentially being a tight end in college
     
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    This kid is a sleeper in this class...

    I think he'd be an impact player on either side of the ball..

    If he plays TE or DE, I think he could develop into an All-B1G type of player...

    Very athletic kid...late bloomer..
     
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    Berry is a sleeper in this class...

    It might surprise some, but I actually like Berry better at DE than TE...I think he can be a Noah Spence caliber player...he's still growing too...about 6'5"/245 right now...

    Either way, I think he's an impact player on the gridiron...

    Check this clip out...

     
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    Kid is an athlete and has the build to be a very good speed rusher off the end spot.
     
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