DeBerry Pondering Visits

Ricky DeBerry

2015 five-star Richmond (Virg.) St. Christopher's outside linebacker Ricky DeBerry is planning to cut his list to eight soon, and UCLA could be in the mix...

After receiving over 70 scholarship offers, Ricky DeBerry is now down to 20 schools.

Next, the 6-foot-2, 240-pound prospect will cut his list to eight soon.

"North Carolina, Virginia and Virginia Tech are going to make the list," he said. "I'm definitely looking hard at Clemson and Ohio State, too. I like the defenses and people at those schools.

"Right now, I'm about 50-50 on whether I want to stay close to home or not. I want to go somewhere that my family can come see me on a regular basis. But at the end of the day, if going to place further from home is what's best for me, then I wouldn't mind doing that also."

Who has he had the most contact with recently?

"I would definitely say I've talked to coaches at Virginia Tech, Ohio State, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas A&M, UCLA, Oklahoma, Clemson and Michigan State the most," he said.

He has a big visit coming up this weekend.

"I'm going to Alabama on Saturday," DeBerry said. "It will be my first time there and I can't wait.

"Alabama has been at the top of college football for the past couple years and being able to develop relationships with the coaches and getting to know them as people is great. I can't wait to get down there, see the facilities and talk face-to-face with coach (Nick) Saban."

Following his visit to Tuscaloosa, DeBerry plans to take trips to Tennessee, Clemson, Miami, Texas A&M, UCLA, Arizona State and Nebraska this summer. Recommended Stories

  • NOV. 21 -- With many official visitors this weekend, and the USC game Saturday, there is plenty abuzz in fotball recruiting, including the possibility of some verbal commitments...

  • Dr. Roto highlights the injuries from three games: Denver @ Miami, Arizona @ Seattle and Houston @ Cincinnati. One recommendation is to definitely start Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue (pictured above)…

  • In celebration of UCLA's big win over Washington, and the upcoming rivalry game against USC, now's the time to sign up for Bruin Report Online. In fact, for a limited period if you purchase a…

  • NOV. 20 -- Pac-12 teams play in tournaments around the country this week, and it should give us a big hint as to how good the conference is -- and what kind of conference competition UCLA will have…

  • Adrian Peterson said he knows Vikings players and coaches love him, but there are people “internally” that haven’t been supporting him.