Carmel DE Britt Beery commits to IU #iufb

When it comes to in-state recruiting, the early returns are promising for Indiana’s 2017 class.

The Hoosiers added another local player on Sunday night, accepting a verbal commitment from Carmel defensive end Britt Beery. The three-star prospect chose Indiana over listed offers from Ball State, Miami, New Mexico and Syracuse.

At 6-foot-6 and 250 pounds, Beery is considered the No. 7 overall prospect in the state of Indiana, according to 247 Sports. He’s the fifth member of IU’s current 2017 class, joining Avon linebacker Bryant Fitzgerald, who is ranked by 247 Sports as the No. 13 overall recruit in the state.

Beery was a second team selection to the ALL-USA Indiana Football Team as a junior in 2015.

“I think the energy surrounding the program is extremely high,” Beery told Inside Indiana. “The players and coaches are tight-knit group and you can tell that this team is definitely a family. IU also has great academics that played a part in my decision. They have done a great job recruiting me and have attracted the attention of many great recruits in and out of state. With the new facilities, it is clear IU has a strong commitment to football. It’s the most comfortable place for me. IU football is about to blow up and it’s definitely something I want to be a part of.”

7 comments

  1. A run stopping defensive end that’s athletic enough to block 2 field goal attempts. Not a “4” but a really high 3. Might grow into a defensive tackle. But either way, this is exactly what they need to take that next step. Great get for the program. IUFB recruiting class now ranked 22 in the nation?! Could a top 20 ranking be next? Amazing.

  2. Read about this in state commit Sunday night and wondered if the blog would ever bring it to notice.
    When, WHEN has IU ever had 5 commits this early? Not to mention the solid quality of the 5. The recruiting light is slowly turning toward IU. Cannot wait for IU to steal the 1st highly ranked in state recruit from ND. And how soon will it be?

  3. Another very good commitment for IUFB. I went to Sunday’s practice and there was a very enthusing group to make practice worth seeing. It was clear to me that two QBs stood out early in Spring Practice. I base this on the arms these guys have that are better than the other QBs. Lagow shows he needs some time to get in sync with the receivers but his arm is exceptional. The other QB with a special arm was Austin King. I wouldn’t be surprised if King becomes the second QB heading into Fall practice. The RBs look to be very good and very quick. It took the OL time to get used to speed but they came around looking much like last year’s group [remember it was controlled hitting]. I still don’t see a special Receiver on the field although we do have receivers that can do the job just not players to make big plays.

    The real reason I went to practice was to see how the defense is showing up. They came on the field early to work on there calls and adjustments. Without any real contact going on the defense looked athletic and getting to their responsibilities in a hurry. The D front gave the OL trouble for a while but that changed as the practice went on. The D still needs to learn how to practice like the offense as when the offense came out the energy jumped up for practice.

  4. Hey V13- did Cameon Patrick stand out and did he practice with the receivers, running backs or both? Just curious. Plus, what an incredible day to pick to go see a practice. You timed that right!

  5. Oops- just read your post again and realized you went to Sunday’s practice and not today’s. Hope the weather was just as nice on Sunday.

  6. 123, it was a great day for football practice and Patrick was practicing at RB. He is big and fast and moves well we just have to wait and see how he looks with contact.

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