Kyle Berger Makes Seven for 2014

By Miles Joseph on April 8, 2013 at 3:13p

Kyle Berger has been a battle between Ohio State and Michigan for the better part of the last three or four months. He recently conveyed to Derek that the two schools were neck and neck, and that he was split on what school he would commit to. 

Today, Berger decided to end his recruitment, choosing to play his college ball in Columbus.

The newest Buckeye commit is considered a top-5 talent in the state of Ohio, alongside Michigan commit Michael Ferns, fellow Ohio State commit Parris Campbell, Cleveland athlete Marshon Lattimore, and Akron linebacker Dante Booker.

Berger will play the role of outside linebacker for OSU and could be the first of four highly rated players at the position to pledge to the Scarlet and Gray. Raekwon McMillan, Clifton Garrett, and Booker have all shown heavy interest in the Buckeye program. 

You will be able to read more from the future Buckeye and his pledge to Ohio State shortly on Eleven Warriors.

View Kyle Berger's highlights on hudl


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Chief B1G Dump's picture

The only way this commitment would have been any better was if it came tomorrow morning and Michigan gets stomped tonight. 

Regardless, welcome and great choice!
Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

How about the commitment coming when it did and scUM gets stomped tonight?  Two losses for scUM in one day... They lose out on Berger and lose the national title game tonight...  Perfect Monday for me!

703Buckeye's picture

Welcome to Buckeye Nation, Kyle!

"Attack the Strong, Trample the Weak, Hurdle the Dead!"
-Former OSU S&C Coach Lichter

Buckeyeneer's picture

Happy Grey Box to you sir!

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

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AcrossTheField11's picture

This is big.  Keeping him out of Ann Arbor is almost as important as having him playing for the S&G.  Kills two birds with one stone.  Lets keep this gray box train rolling.  

Time and change will surely show how firm they friendship... O-HI-O.

CanadianBuckeye's picture

"Gettin' two birds stoned at once."
I think is what you meant to say.

William's picture

"Looks like a tropical earthquake blew through here."
TPB has to be the best sitcom of all time. 

highwire's picture

As far as Berger goes, I'm not the kind of person to say Atoadaso, but you know what? Atoadaso, I fuckin' atoadaso.

CanadianBuckeye's picture

Way to make a slow Monday afternoon somewhat tolerable!
Welcome to the team Kyle!  You are going to be part of something BIG!

Triv's picture

So much for the fence around ohio coming down, 5 of our 7 are from ohio! And all are considered among Ohio's elite

Sorry Urban, Woody is still my favorite

GV9's picture

MI better start repairing their own fence b/c Coombs and Company are making some inroads up there now.  

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Now it's time to start the official party!

What a way to make me not give a flip about if scUM wins tonight! Thanks Kyle!!!!

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BuckI_1033's picture

Well lets still hope Louisville wins, right?

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ticodillo's picture

One second there's one gray box of awesomeness, I read the Skull session and what greets my eyes ?  TWO gray boxes of awesomeness!! I like this day.

M Man's picture

Very good get for you guys.  Congratulations and good luck to Kyle Berger.
Michigan wanted Kyle Berger, no doubt.  We would have loved to have another St. Ignatius player.  But I also think that it may be a position of greater need for OSU than Michigan in Kyle's class, and it might turn out to be the right decision all the way around.  I think the Buckeyes landed an exceptionally high-quality recruit.

brumon's picture

I sometimes wonder if M Man is an OSU fan in disguise

Joe4's picture

Yeah, he's so classy it's making me suspicious, lol

RBuck's picture

Closet...soon to come out.

Long live the southend.

Squirrel Master's picture

IDK M MAN! As much as we really want Kyle, I believe he is only the beginning of what will become a huge linebacking class.
I actually believe he is the second recruit at LB. Sam Hubbard seems to be more of a LB or maybe even a DE by the time he gets to OSU. I bet at least 2 more will be coming, whether it is the top 3 choices left or whoever else.
Plus I think both UM and OSU really got some great linebackers this past class. You guys got the Taco, we got Mike Mitchell. Trey Johnson and the other UM LB are no slouches either.
but man it is nice to not let you guys have this one. He will be a huge get and I only cross my fingers he stays this way. Still a long way to go!

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

Buckeye_in_SEC_country's picture

Mark that down as a loss for scUM.  Hopefully they have another loss tonight against L'ville.

JYBUCKEYE's picture

Goes to show you Coach Meyer is "The Closer" any time of year!!  Welcome aboard Kyle.
Mcmillian needs to jump on this train!!!!!!!!!!

Buckabroad's picture

Unreal! I wanted Berger to sign up with us so badly I almost didn't dare believe it could happen. This truly is a great victory for Buckeye nation. Welcome home Kyle!
@ TennBuckeye19: How in the world did you arrive at the idea of posting a picture of a jubilant Chancellor Merkel ???

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tennbuckeye19's picture

wasn't on purpose. just googled 'celebration gif' and it came up as one of the images. 

Buckabroad's picture

Thanks for the info, TennBuckeye 19. I can't wait to see Berger in the S&G. Now if Raekwon might just consider pledging in the immediate future ...

"The minute we stop expecting greatness, we become Wisconsin."

Buckeyes125's picture

Hell yeah! I'm pretty pumped Berger has joined the family!

Braxton2Devin's picture

This day just keeps getting better and better. 

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

d1145fresh's picture

I love the smell of grey box in the afternoon... wait. no. I didn't mean it... damnit. Welcome Kyle!!

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ArizonaBuckeye's picture

Hells Yeah!!

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Braxton2Devin's picture

Scout has him as the #2 OLB in the country

Estrada's picture

This gif is even better in reverse (in my humble opinion):

juventas's picture

LOL LOL LOL Thank you. 

Unky Buck's picture

Nice little birthday present for me!

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avail31678's picture

Happy Day, Unky!  And happy dual-loss for scUM day

Unky Buck's picture

GREATEST DAY EVER!! Haha, but thanks Avail, it still was a good day all around.

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osubuck57's picture

Very nice!!Welcome aboard Berger!!


Maestro's picture

vacuuming sucks

Squirrel Master's picture

First of 2 loses for today, I hope, for UM!
Not the best highlight tape but I will say that it was more of him playing in 1 game than a true highlight tape. I am curious, many of those plays looked like different angles of the same plays. I bet it is hard to get great footage of him because I can tell they don't run many plays his way. At least that one team tried to avoid him.

I saw a UFO told me to have a goodyear!

BuckeyeBoyer85's picture

Welcome Ice K-Burg!

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Gametime's picture

Kwon, Booker, & Garrett to round out the LBs would be NASTY - and we realistically easily get 2 of 3 (Kwon & Booker).

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FROMTHE18's picture

He chose....wisely.

Buckeyeneer's picture

Nice Last Crusade ref.

"Because the rules won't let you go for three." - Woody Hayes

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theobi's picture

Awesome news! Even bigger to keep him out of Michigan

toad1204's picture

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

Hovenaut's picture

What's that about a basketball game tonight????

ATXbucknut's picture

Huge get at a position of need.  Could not have been a better way to start the week.

toad1204's picture

Is the plan to take 4 LBs in this class with Hubbard?

Nothing like dancing on the field in 02... 

13THandSummit's picture

Load up on the stud LBs and convert one or two to another position if needed. Not sure if that is the approach, but I hope it is.

MN Buckeye's picture

Berger is one more key piece of the class.  I am thrilled that he chose the good guys, but brady is a good recruiter and they will no doubt have a great class as well.  While I hope we get all four of the top LBs, nothing comes easy.  Another gray box is awesome!

RBuck's picture

Totally didn't expect this so soon. I figured it go down to the wire. C'mon Cardinals, top off my Monday.

Long live the southend.

German Buckeye's picture

Glad to see Ohio talent choosing Ohio State. 

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Go get them Urb.

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Poison nuts's picture

Welcome aboard Mr. Berger!

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rightfield's picture

This is awesome news! Hopefully Berger will help to bring some other big time players with him to OSU. I am glad the Bucks didn't have to wait till late in the year for this huge commitment.

Its good to be the king

NW Buckeye's picture

Interesting comments about Fickell in the Scout write up on this.  Way to go, Coach Fickell!!!!

Silverbuck8's picture

Great news and great find on the scout article.

okiebuck's picture

Very sweet to have one of the best in Southern Ohio out of Moeller and one of the best from Northern Ohio out St. Iggie; suck on that Meatchicken and ND!

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

SWEET!!!  Welcome to the Buckeye Nation Kyle!!!

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otrain2416's picture

Keeping Ohio boys in Ohio Welcome to Ohio State Kyle!

We were born to love Ohio State and hate that team up north.

CentralFloridaBuckeye's picture

Outstanding!  Really glad to get Kyle in this class.  I've heard so many good things about him. 
Welcome to Buckeye Nation Kyle!  Good luck and can't wait to see ya on the field!!
Go Bucks!!

FLBuckeye's picture

Yes, Raekwon the Chef, I'd like a Berger with some Bell Peppers, please.

13THandSummit's picture

I'd prefer the Trout.

zbd's picture

Louisville national champs in men's basketball. Start recruiting.....Thad.

buckguyfan1's picture

Good day to be a Buckeye... Not so much for our rival.