The class of 2020 is shaping up to be one of the most dynamic and enamorming classes in recent high school memory. Boasting superstar names like Jalen Green, Evan Mobley, and R.J. Hampton who already have six figure follower counts on Instagram. Top to bottom, the 2020 recruiting class has the type of difference makers that has college coaches lining up from all over the nation to get a piece of the action.
The upside of having a loaded a recruiting class is players like Ty Berry get undervalued and fly under the radar. From Newton, Kansas and standing at 6 foot and 2 inches tall, Ty Berry is coming off 35 and 22 points performances in his last two games respectively.
Currently, Berry is ranked 120 by rivals.com, considered a Four star recruit by ESPN, and has 2600 followers by Instagram’s standards.
Berry has official offers from Colorado, Creighton, Drake, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas State, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma State, Weber State, and Wichita State.
When I asked him about what his role is for the Newton Railers this year, he said he focused on winning. “Rebounding, doing a lot of that. I score when I can, and I just play hard” Berry said.
The Railers are 7-7 and 3-3 in league play after a slow start to the season.
During the AAU season, Berry runs with KC Run GMC who is in the Under Armor circuit. This year’s 17U KC Run GMC team will consist of other top players around Kansas including Ethan Kilgore, Markelle Hood, Kobe Johnson, Kaden Hooks, and top Colorado prospect Javonte Johnson. Berry said Run GMC usually starts practicing during spring break.
Right now the schools that are interested but have not yet offered are Kansas, Notre Dame, Purdue, and Wake Forest. Berry said he is hearing from those schools at least once a week whether it be by call or text.
Although he is hearing from all the coaches interested in his recruitment, Berry said he has heard the most from Iowa, Iowa State, Purdue, and Wichita State.
Berry has taken an official visit to Iowa where he had a chance to meet the players and hang with team. Berry said he enjoyed his time.
When asked about the possibility of playing in his home state Kansas, Berry said “It would be cool, but that’s not a difference maker for me.”
Berry said he is going to wait till the season is over to focus more on his recruitment and take more visits.