Dec. 16, 2010
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. --- New Mexico head football coach Mike Locksley has announced the signing of two student-athletes to National Letters of Intent.
Joining the UNM program at Erie Community College defensive back Destry (Des-tree) Berry and Arizona Western Community College offensive lineman Korian (Kor-EE-an) Chambers. Both of the newcomers will begin class at New Mexico in January and participate in spring drills.
"Both Destry and Korian are impact players and we are excited to have them as a part of the New Mexico football program," Locksley said. "They bring experience and add depth to our program immediately. We expect both of them to improve our team on the field next season."
Berry, who is listed at 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, joins the Lobo football program after spending two seasons at Erie Community College. He will begin class at New Mexico in January and participate in spring drills.
Berry is a Suwanee, Ga., native who during his two seasons at ECC had 54 tackles (45 solo/9 assisted) and earned second-team Northeast Conference honors. He finished his junior college career with three interceptions and 14 pass breakups in 19 games. He also blocked three kicks in 2010. Berry signed with UNM over Buffalo and Akron.
Prior to attending ECC, he graduated from Collins Hills High School in Suwanee. In high school, Berry he played both sides of the ball at wide receiver and cornerback. He was a first-team all-region selection as a senior.
Chambers, who is listed at 6-foot-6, 325-pound, played two seasons at Arizona Western. He helped lead the Matadors to back-to-back Western States Football League Championships. He comes to UNM as a highly touted offensive tackle but also played guard while at Arizona Western.
Chambers signed with New Mexico over Iowa State, Kentucky, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and USC. The Memphis, Tenn., native was an offensive lineman and a defensive end coming out of Millington Central High School.