Big Rapids, Mich – The Ferris State University men's tennis program has made another important addition to an already strong 2013 recruiting class by adding prep standout Jose Calero (Cali, Colombia).
A native of Colombia, Calero moved to Florida where he starred during his prep career at Archbishop Curley Notre Dame.
Calero has put together an accomplished career thus far, landing in the top 20 nationally in the 16 and under division as well as being recognized as one of the top 15 players in his native Colombia in the 18 and under division.
The standout player also bolsters a top 60 men's open ranking in the state of Florida while also impressively qualifying in four Futures tournaments over his illustrious prep career.
Calero becomes the fifth member of head coach Chad Berryhill's first recruiting class at Ferris State, which also includes a pair of international players from Canada and two out-of-state signees from Ohio and Colorado.
"Jose is a talented player who builds on what is a very good recruiting class this year," said Berryhill. "We're looking forward to having him as part of our Bulldog program and expecting great things out of him in the future."
The Bulldogs are coming off a strong 2012-13 campaign in which they posted a 16-6 overall record and also took second place in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) with a 9-2 league mark. In addition, FSU was a perfect 8-0 at home this year.
Berryhill also directed the Bulldogs to their 18th NCAA Tournament appearance in his initial season and a runner-up finish at the 2013 GLIAC Tournament. FSU reached the Midwest Regional final in NCAA action and was ranked as high as second in the region this past campaign.