Jaamal Berry was watching Columbus High’s spring intrasquad scrimmage two weeks ago when he ran into Miami-Dade County’s all-time leading rusher Frank Gore.
It didn’t take long for Berry, one of the nation’s premier running backs in the Class of 2009, to challenge the former Coral Gables High and University of Miami grad with a friendly wager.
‘I didn’t tell him I was going to go after his record,” said Berry, a 5-11, 193-pound running back from Palmetto Senior High who heads into his senior season with a list of 25 scholarship offers.
“I just told him that I was going to have more yards than his cousin [Columbus High 2010 standout Jakhari Gore] and [Killian’s] Lamar Miller and that I’d was going to lead Dade in rushing this year. We had some fun joking about it. But I know deep down inside we all seriously want to win it.”