It has been a positive week for University of Miami running back Damien Berry at the Texas vs. the Nation all-star game in San Antonio.
According to league sources, Berry has boosted his draft stock to the point where he's under consideration for selection in the middle rounds.
Berry has drawn high marks for his physical running style and his atlhleticism.
One NFL general manager lauded Berry for his special teams skills. It's considered a plus that he used to play safety.
We're told that Berry has displayed good ability to run away from defenders as well as well as catching the football out of the backfield.
Berry has been invited to the NFL scouting combine. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.5 seconds in the past. If he runs a 4.4 at the combine, his stock will go up even more.
The 6-foot, 215-pounder is the son of former Miami player Kenny Berry.
Last season, Berry rushed for 899 yards and five touchdowns for the Hurricanes and was named second-team All-Atlantic Coast Conference.
He averaged 4.7 yards per carry and caught 10 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown.
As a junior, he rushed for 616 yards and eight touchdowns.
For his career, Berry rushed for 1,515 yards and 13 touchdowns.