Britt Beery committed to Indiana on March 6th, 2016 and has the potential to contribute all across Tom Allen’s defensive line in the 4-2-5 alignment. He had interest from several Big Ten programs, including Michigan State and Nebraska, but signs with the Hoosiers nearly a full year after committing.
Signed. Sealed. Delivered. #iufb officially welcomes Britt Beery (@Brittbeery88) to the family! #Breakthrough pic.twitter.com/aAVSNSNOhX— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) February 1, 2017
HOW HE STACKS UP
According to 247 Sports, Beery is considered to be the 16th best player in the state of Indiana, and the 55th best strong-side defensive end in the country.
Scouts love his frame and overall size, along with his ability to disengage from blocks. He’ll have to improve his first step to be an elite pass rusher at the B1G level, but his ceiling is as high as anyone in the class.
WHAT IT MEANS FOR INDIANA
You can’t have too many linemen, and depending on how Beery develops, he could play just about any position on the defensive line for Tom Allen. His 6-6 frame can allow him to pack on plenty of size and strength without sacrificing his first step, particularly if they groom him as a 5-technique. It may be a season or two before Beery is making an impact on Saturday, but by all accounts, the Hoosiers have themselves a building block for the future.