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Berry picks up two more offers

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Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt athlete Aaron Berry has picked up a couple new offers in the last few weeks. Who offered the 5-foot-11, 157-pounder?
"I got more offers from Alabama and Pittsburgh not too long ago," he said. "Neither of them stands out because I'm open to everybody, but I'm up to about 30 offers now and I want to hopefully see what they all have to offer."
Berry took in visits earlier this summer to Virginia, Miami, Oregon and Maryland with a few of his Bishop McDevitt teammates.
"I just like the coaching staff at UVA and they are going to win some games. They also graduate all their players and are on their way to the next level and I think they can get me there too," he said. "Miami and Oregon are nice schools and they are nice to be around. Miami has a good school down there and it's really hot. It's not the biggest campus, but I don't think I'll end up down there because they recruit a lot of defensive backs. If I went there, I probably wouldn't get a fair chance until my junior year. I want to go somewhere I can play early. I'm trying to play as a freshman."
Berry is planning a couple more visits still this summer to Virginia and Pittsburgh.
Some schools the athlete is seriously considering include Virginia, Michigan State and Michigan.
"There are a lot more schools in the mix, but those are the ones I can think of off the top of my head," he said. "Michigan State is actually recruiting me as a wide receiver. I'm probably going to take one of my officials up there to see what it's like. I know they have a great program, but I don't know much about the school. I don't know much about Michigan either. I know they have a great coaching staff and a great tradition of winning games, but I've got to get up there and see what it's like and then I'll go from there."
With so many schools still in the running for his services, what is the No. 13 player in Pennsylvania looking for?
"I just want a school where the coaches try to get you to the next level," he said. "I definitely want to graduate and get my degree, so I'll be looking at which schools graduate their players. I'm also looking for somewhere I fit in at and I want a town I can have fun at. Finally, I want a place where the coaches talk to me and can be my friends."
Berry is planning to narrow his list to five schools right before the season starts, but he stated that he probably won't make a final decision until after the season.
The Rivals 250 prospect was named first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state after hauling in 40 receptions for 999 yards and 11 touchdowns. He added five interceptions on defense.
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