Wednesday, July 25, 2012

4-Star Ohio State Tailback Transferring to Murray State

One of the top recruits in Ohio State's 2009 recruiting class, Jaamal Berry has transferred to Murray State and is eligible to play this year.

Listed at 5'10" and 200 pounds, Berry was a 4-star recruit coming out of High School. He redshirted his Freshman season and in 2010 was a back-up tailback for the Buckeyes. In that time he recorded a 67 yard touchdown run versus Eastern Michigan and averaged over 25 yards per kickoff return.

Yet, Berry may not be remembered by OSU fans for his play on the field but for the arrests that came off of the field. The tailback was suspended from Ohio State after being charged with assault, battery, disorderly conduct and marijuana possession.

Hopefully, transferring to Murray State will give the young man a chance to start all over with a new team in a new city. If he can put the past behind him, Berry could be the difference maker for the Racers going forward.

With the loss of Mike Harris, the Racers backfield was questionable. Those questions may have just been answered last night. Adding Berry could possibly even make Murray State the new favorite to win the OVC.

Check out the 67-yard touchdown run at the 4 minute mark of this video.


  1. Steve, this doesn't make us the favorite to win the OVC. That's wishful thinking, it does put us ahead of Jacksonville State. But, EKU is still the top team. No question about that, not when 10 guys are named to the all OVC Preseason team are from there.

  2. Coming from someone who watched almost every game last year, if our defense improves in the slightest, we'll be hard to stop. The Hatch Attack is brutal, forcing defenses to run vanilla looks and not leaving much time for audibles. Usually hits around 100 snaps by the final horn. Ridiculous.

  3. I thought our main weakness would be our running game...problem solved. If Berry lives up to expectations he could easily be the best back in the OVC. Add an All-American QB and veteran wide receivers and you have yourself an offense that will be very tough for anyone to stop

    1. My worry is the defense. Which is something EKU has. Just saying. It isn't just about the offense. Murray State has a solid linebacker core, but as you'll see tonight, I worry about the defensive line.

    2. So we'll just let them score so we can get the ball back quicker.

    3. sounds like mumme ball!

    4. Well Hatcher did fall from the Mumme coaching tree