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Logan Berryhill: “A Skyscraping Vertical Threat”

By Barry Every
SouthernPigskin.com
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In the Rising Senior Bowl, he recorded three catches for 73 yards and one touchdown versus some of the best young prospects in Georgia.

Coach Bob Sphire’s first season at the helm of Kingsland (Ga.) Camden County went as best as could be expected considering the change in offensive philosophy. The Wildcats made the move from the Wing-T to the more popular spread attack which is taking over the high school landscape.

Camden finished (3-7/0-3) in what could be considered the toughest four team region in the country, with the likes of Moultrie (Ga.) Colquitt County, Tifton (Ga.) Tift County and Valdosta (Ga.) Lowndes.

One player that has begun to grasp what it takes to succeed in the spread offense and in Region 1-AAAAAAA is 6-foot-3, 185-pound junior receiver Logan Berryhill. Last season he grabbed 26 receptions for 384 yards and five touchdowns. Five touchdowns may not seem glamorous, but consider the fact that the Wildcats only threw seven touchdown passes all season.

“Logan has really evolved as a player and become a real competitor over the last 11 months,” Sphire said. “Obviously the nuances from the previous regime’s Wing-T offense didn’t help in his development, but Logan has really worked hard on becoming a good receiver. I see a young man that is really growing up and is hungry to be a great receiver.”

Berryhill’s hard work did not go unnoticed earning Second Team All-Region. He was also selected to play in the prestigious Rising Senior Georgia Junior Bowl. There he recorded three catches for 73 yards and one touchdown versus some of the best young prospects in Georgia.

Currently he is a member of the Wildcat basketball squad as a power forward/center and he may run track this spring to work on his speed. But football is never in the rearview mirror as Berryhill is also a member of the Greed-D-Boyz 7-on-7 team sponsored by Explosive Sports.

“Right now my length and ability to adjust to the ball are my biggest assets, but I’d like to work on my speed getting off the line,” Berryhill said. “The two guys I really look up to as receivers are Odell Beckham, Jr. and Antonio Brown. Beckham has great speed and the ability to catch anything while Brown has such great footwork and can really get off the line.”

In the classroom Berryhill sports a 3.0 GPA, but has yet to take either standardized tests. That being said he is scheduled for the SAT in February and the ACT in March.

At this time he is still awaiting his first offer, but is currently receiving interest from Eastern Kentucky, Kentucky, Michigan State and Mississippi State. One school he would love to hear from is his childhood favorite – Miami.

The only college camps he attended last spring were 7-on-7 tournaments with his Camden County teammates. His skills were on display at both Florida and South Carolina. He was invited to attend games this past fall at Eastern Kentucky and Mississippi State, but unable to attend.

“He is one of the key guys for us and really fits the parameters that college coaches desire in a receiver,” Sphire said. “He has the ideal length and overall size, look for him to be on the short list of players at Camden County that recruiters will evaluate. They’ll see this spring how much he has improved his craft, and again his size, strength and athleticism should grab their attention.”

Though recruiting is at the forefront for this young man, bringing Camden County Football back to prominence remains paramount.

“We have to be able to come together as a unit in order to win games,” Berryhill said. “We have to make every football related function and be on time. It’s important to me to show the younger guys that I’m all in.”

As Coach Sphire said, Berryhill has the coveted length and the ability to adjust to the ball once it’s in the air. Long, lanky skyscrapers that can really stretch the field ultimately become game-changers. So I  implore all FCS  and FBS staffs to take a long look at this budding star.