Harrisburg (Pa.) Bishop McDevitt's team of star players made their presence known at the Elite College Combine. One of those on hand was 5-foot-10, 175-pound cornerback Aaron Berry, who turned heads with his defensive and offensive ability and called out the best players on either side during one-on-ones. Who does Berry like and what new schools have offered?
"It was nice and I went up there and performed," he said. "The times seemed to get messed up, but I did really well in the one-on-one drills. I played both sides of the ball as a wide receiver and defensive back and I just went out there and had a lot of fun. I went up against Vidal Hazelton and then I played wide receiver against Antwine Perez. I did well against both of them and I held my own against them. I got a good post on Perez."
What did the athlete think he showed off to scouts?
"I think I showed them that I'm versatile," he said. "I showed that I can bring a lot to a college team and I can come in early and play."
Meanwhile, Berry and the rest of his Bishop McDevitt teammates have seen visits from some of the top coaches in the country.
"Pete Carroll was here the other day," he said. "I'm impressed by the coaches coming. Coach Charlie Weis and Al Groh are really great guys. Urban Meyer is a great coach and Joe Paterno is a funny guy."
Besides visits, Berry is also receiving calls every night from schools.
"I'm just listening to everybody right now," he said. "I'm not focusing on any colleges, but hopefully I'll narrow things down really soon."
This makes it sound like Berry will be making a decision soon. Is that the case?
"I wouldn't say soon," he said. "When I feel I want to make a decision, then I'll make the decision."
So far Berry has offers from approximately 10 schools including Purdue, Wisconsin, Virginia, Florida, Michigan State, Illinois, Penn State and Minnesota. Recently, the prospect received new offers from Purdue, Wisconsin and Illinois.
"They all have good coaching staffs," he said. "I can't say too much about those schools yet because I haven't seen their facilities, so I just don't know."
This summer Berry is planning to visit Maryland, Virginia and Miami. The versatile prospect will attend the seven-on-seven camp at Maryland, but otherwise he doesn't think he will attend any other camps this summer.
As for next season, Bishop McDevitt has one of the most talented teams in awhile in high school football and the prospect is looking to do his part.
"We have the best tailback and quarterback in the country," he said. "I'm just going into it to do my part and everything is looking good for us, we just have to go out and play hard. I'm looking to gain a lot of weight and get stronger in the weight room also."
Berry hauled in 40 catches for 999 yards and 11 touchdowns, he also had five interceptions. The prospect was named first team all-conference and honorable mention all-state.