Washington football adds an exciting Texas running back to the class of 2021!
Washington football is starting to pick up steam on the recruiting trail. Their latest commitment comes from Caleb Berry, a running back out of Lufkin High School in Lufkin, Texas. During his junior campaign, he rushed for 874 yards and 15 touchdowns and has the potential to fly up the rankings with a strong senior season. Berry is currently rated as a 3-star by 247 Sports, and after you throw on the film, it’s not hard to see why Jimmy Lake and staff are so high on him.
Berry is a one cut and go type of back, who displays great balance and the ability to play through contact, especially when he gets hit in the backfield. At 6 foot, 210 pounds, he’s a bruiser with impressive speed to go along with his elite size. His background as a track runner is really fun to watch in the open field, as he can really turn it on on his way to the end zone. The question is, how heavy can he play at? If he can play around 225-230 pounds, Berry could prove to be an unstoppable force.
He looks like a change of pace back at the next level, who could get a lot of carries in the red zone. His role could end up being very similar to what Lavon Coleman‘s was. The Huskies will be graduating two running backs in 2020, so Berry will probably not be the only running back take in this class. He could potentially form a dynamic duo with Morse High School’s (Calif.) Byron Cardwell, who’s also very interested in Washington.
After a redshirt year, depending on the progression of the 2020 class, Berry could find himself in the mix for a lot of carries. Cameron Davis and Richard Newton will probably see the majority of snaps during the 2020 season, but beyond that it’s impossible to know how the offense might shape up without having a preview of offensive coordinator John Donovan’s scheme.
Congratulations to Caleb on his commitment, and we can’t wait to see him play in purple and gold!