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Defensive End Austin Berk Is First Commit For Colorado State

The Colorado St. Rams picked up their first verbal commit for their 2013 recruiting class in Grand Junction (Colo.) defensive end Austin Berk. Berk is comes int at 6-foot-5 and 240 pounds and is regarded as one of the best players in the state of Colorado at both tight end and defensive end, and was named to the All-State team as a junior. He will be playing defensive end at the college level.

Berk decided on accepting Colorado State's offer after attending the schools junior day last Saturday:

"I just feel like it's a place I need to play. I feel comfortable - I love the town because it's so much like where I'm from, and I just felt ready to (commit). I'm kind of ready for my life to start going in the way I want it to go and I'm ready for the new steps in my life. I feel like it's where I should play and I feel comfortable in my decision."

Berk was offered by Air Force and South Dakota State after a received his Colorado State offer, and he plans to stick to his commitment to Colorado State:

"I don't feel like I have to prove myself to anybody else or get recruited anymore. CSU is a program on the rise and I feel like I can help get them to where they need to be."

Berk is an athletic player since he played tight end in addition to defensive end, and here are some highlights of Berk:

This past season Berk piled up 10.5 sacks, 52 tackles, an interception, and four batted passes while playing for one of the best teams in the state of Colorado. Berk also plans on graduating early in December to be able to participate in spring practice.

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