Edward Marlowe || Staff writer
5’11”, 200 lbs.
After spending his previous three seasons at Ohio State, Jaamal Berry joins a 2012 Racer squad who lost senior standout Mike Harris and is in need of production out of the backfield.
Expected to platoon with senior Duane Brady, Berry ranked 40th in the FBS last year in kick return average (24.5 yards/return) and saw limited time at halfback.
Berry was a prep-school standout at Miami Palmetto High School. He was ranked 22 in the ESPNU Top 150 and is considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com.
6’0”, 189 lbs.
Sanders is a three-star recruit who spent the previous two years under Steve Spurrier and the South Carolina Gamecocks as a reserve cornerback.
After redshirting his 2010 season, Sanders appeared in seven games, making only four tackles in limited play.
He joins a secondary already containing senior defensive backs Julian Whitehead, Jarius Williams and Darius Buck, but provides depth as the Racers continue improving the secondary and defense.
6’3”, 203 lbs.
From the Arkansas Razorbacks comes another FBS transfer: linebacker Darrell Smith.
The hybrid linebacker/defensive back appeared in eight games last season for former Head Coach Bobby Petrino. He six tackles as a sophomore.
Smith registered more than 200 tackles at his prep school, St. Joe High School. He earned Class 1A all-state honors his junior year and was ranked the No. 80 overall safety in the nation by Rivals.com.