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Berry working for his dream

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The numbers speak for themselves with Oklahoma City (Okla.) John Marshall linebacker Ken Berry.
As a junior, Berry had 169 tackles, 23 tackles for a loss, 11 quarterback pressures and nine sacks. Numbers like that have attracted coaches from all over and has started to attract scholarship offers.
Berry, who is 6-foot-1 and 217 pounds, already had solid offers from Air Force and Colorado State, but late last week he added an offer from North Texas.
"Recruiting is going well," Berry said. "I have my first three offers, and I'm excited about each of the schools. They're all very good programs. Missouri is also very interested. They told my coach an offer was going to be coming soon, too."
Missouri isn't the only one interested.
"Georgia Tech, Arizona and Kansas State also told my coach that offers are coming soon," Berry said. "More and more schools are coming by in the evaluation period, and I hope they like what they see. I'm looking for that first major BCS offer."
And if he keeps working hard in the off-season like he has, then it will come soon enough.
"I have a dream of playing big-time college football," Berry said. "We don't have the major resources that a lot of other schools in the state do, so all I can do is keep working hard and hoping that the coaches will see what I'm doing.
"I know they will like it. I'm one of the most competitive guys out there, and I'm not going to stop pushing myself until I reach my dream."
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