May 1, 2009

Oklahoma linebackers get CSU offers

Not too long ago the Colorado State football program regularly recruited players from the state of Oklahoma, but in recent years that trend had died down a bit, but when it comes to the class of 2010 the Rams are hitting the Sooner State hard.

On Thursday night Oklahoma City (OK) John Marshall inside linebacker Ken Berry Jr. received his first offer to play college football and it came from none other than CSU.

"Yea, Coach Peterson called me last night and gave me an offer," said Berry over the phone. "I like him, he really seems like a nice guy."

Berry admitted that's he isn't too familiar with the Colorado State program up in Fort Collins, but he is looking forward to doing some research about the Rams. According to him, he's a fan of nice facilities and the indoor practice facility that CSU is building is a nice selling point.

Aside from Colorado State, Berry is hearing the most from Missouri and Georgia Tech.

The Oklahoma native is currently keeping himself in shape by participating with the John Marshall Bears track and field team throwing both the shot put and discuss. Though this is his first year throwing, him and his teammates are gearing up for the regional track meet in Pawhuska on Saturday.

"Right now I'm just working out and running, doing footwork drills and speed drills, stuff like that … We're getting ready for regionals out in Pawhuska tomorrow. We've done pretty well this year, we've won a couple of meets like the all-city track meet and things like that."

While the John Marshall track and field team may be performing well, in recent years the Bears football team has struggled, but that doesn't get Berry down, he just wants to help his teammates.

"Really, I just do what I can do, play my best and really try to get my team prepared for next season. All I can do is talk to them, see what's going on with my coaches, just make sure everyone's doing what they're supposed to be doing."

And what special talent does this 3.7 GPA holding standout linebacker have that helps him excel on the football field?

"I read plays really fast, that's my whole thing. A lot of the times when people watch my tape they think I'm blitzing just because I read the plays so fast. I just watch film and study the formations so as soon as a play starts I know where it's going.

CSU offers another Oklahoma linebacker: was also able to confirm that Oklahoma City (OK) Millwood inside linebacker Trayvon Henry has received an offer from Colorado State, one that was also extended on Thursday evening. We hope to have more on this story soon.

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