Ohio Adds Another Lineman, Berger Commits

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Andrew Gaug

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Updated Mon, May 6, 2013 8:23 pm
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Ohio University’s third commit of the 2014 class is Kent Berger, a defensive end from Mentor High School, in Mentor, Ohio. He announced his commitment via Twitter on Monday.

Berger stands at 6-foot-4 and plays at a lighter weight of 225 pounds. Last season he recorded 34 solo tackles – six of them for losses – and nine sacks. Berger also recovered two fumbles and hurried the opposing team’s quarterback 13 times.

The Cardinal defensive end’s contributions helped his team to a 12-2 record last season that ended in the state semifinals.

Berger can put up bigger and better numbers as a senior at Mentor. In his junior season he played behind Tom Strobel, who is now playing defensive end for the University of Michigan.

Berger’s commitment shows the Bobcats’ continued dedication to improving the depth of the defensive line. The 2014 class also includes Kyle Kuhar, who has the ability to play on the line. Before Berger’s and Kuhar’s commitments, the Bobcats signed eight defensive linemen in their 2013 class.

NCAA rules do not allow for commitments to become official until February 6 on National Signing Day. Until that time, Berger can still consider offers from some of Ohio’s Mid-American Conference opponents such as Toledo, Akron, and Buffalo.

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