Buckeyes Beat Michigan For Berger

The Ohio State-Michigan battle for 4-star linebacker Kyle Berger (Cleveland, Ohio/St. Ignatius) is over. Berger has committed to the Buckeyes.

Berger makes it seven commitments in the Buckeyes' 2014 recruiting class.

Berger picked Ohio State over offers from Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee, Stanford, Boston College, West Virginia, Illinois, Cincinnati and some others.

In the end Berger picked the Buckeyes over the Wolverines in what was a classic battle.

"It's the perfect place for me," Berger said of Ohio State. "Unbelievable coaches, a great atmosphere, winning championships in the future, no better place."

The 6-foot-3 and 205-pound Berger had a fantastic junior season as Ignatius finished 11-2. Berger had 10 sacks from his outside linebacker position and a whopping 44 tackles for loss.

As far as why he decided today, Berger said, "It just felt right. I thought all spring break and wanted to do it."

And with that the Buckeyes have landed another top in-state prospect.

Berger, a 4-star prospect, is the country’s No. 22 outside linebacker prospect in the 247Sports rankings and the No. 19 prospect in Ohio.

Berger has become commit No. 7 for Urban Meyer's 2014 recruiting class.

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