June 9, 2008

SoCal DB picks up two more offers

Despite having a lean frame, Nat Berhe established himself as one of the hardest hitters in the San Andreas League last season.

The young defensive back from Colton (Calif.) High recorded 44 tackles, five interceptions and three quarterback sacks. He earned all-county and all-league honors.

"I pride myself on being real physical, but I also pride myself on having good field awareness," said Berhe.

San Diego State was the first program to offer Berhe a scholarship in March. He has since picked up offers from Minnesota and New Mexico.

Arizona State, UCLA and Boise State are among the programs that have shown interest, but have not yet offered a scholarship.

"I like all of the colleges that are recruiting me," said Berhe. "I am not leaning towards anyone right now. But there is a chance I might make an early decision before the start of my senior season."

Berhe has been to visit San Diego State twice already and he plans to attend a one-day camp that the Aztecs' are hosting on June 19th.

"I like San Diego State," he said. "It is a really good program. They send a lot of guys to the NFL. I know they play in the Mountain West so they go against some good games."

Linebackers coach Toby Neinas is responsible for Berhe's recruitment from the Aztecs' staff.

What are his impressions of Minnesota and New Mexico?

"They are both good schools," Berhe said. "Minnesota is far from home, but that is something that I have talked about with my parents. They feel comfortable about that situation. I like Minnesota's coaching staff."

Berhe measured in at 5-foot-11, 160-pounds at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp in late April.

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