Lorain, Ohio three-star defensive end Rashod Berry picked up his first four offers before his junior season, but has not added to that list since. A new position may be the key to re-igniting his recruitment.
Ranked as the No. 19 weakside defensive end in the country, the 6-foot-5, 220-pound Berry also played tight end as a junior and now has schools looking at him for that position as well.
"Illinois is talking offense," Berry said. "They said they really see me as a future tight end for their program. They know I am a good defensive end and a good rusher, but they think I would better on offense going to Illinois. I am very open to playing tight end."
Two more Big Ten programs - Indiana and Michigan State - are also showing interest in Berry for the offensive side of the football.
"I would have to say probably Michigan State (is most interested)," Berry said. "I don't know any exact dates, but they were talking about (visiting). Just watching them and seeing how their coaching staff coaches, I kind of like it so I look forward to going down there."
Berry has not been able to visit colleges this winter due to his basketball scheduled. He is playing power forward for Lorain High and averaging 15 points and 12 rebounds a game.
"I would like, after basketball, to start (visiting) colleges immediately," Berry said.
The four schools that offered Berry before the start of his junior season were Akron, Bowling Green, Kent State and Toledo.