Eric Berry’s twin brothers have been headliners in recruiting circles since one of them reportedly committed to the Tennessee Volunteers while in middle school.
Flash forward to two years later: Evan and Elliott Berry completed their freshman year of high school last week, and somehow have found a way — so far — to meet the great expectations that come with being the siblings of an All-America defensive back and NFL first-rounder.
The Berry twins say that they are at least two years away from making their college decisions. No, neither has committed to Tennessee but both like the Volunteers, which was where both their brother and father played college football.
There’s really only one thing they have decided on this early in the recruiting process — they will “definitely be a package deal” in college and both sign with the same team.
Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and Wisconsin are a few of the schools that have let it be known that the Berry twins “both” will have football scholarships waiting for them, according to Creekside High School coach Johnny White. They have trips planned to Alabama, Auburn and UGA this summer so far.
“We’ve played on the same football teams our whole lives and want to do the same in college,” Evan said.
Many predict that the Berry twins are “locks” for Tennessee because of family ties but they claim it’s not true. “My brother is his own person; we’re going to make our own decisions,” Elliott said. “Our brother and our dad want us to pick the school that is the best fit for us. It may be Tennessee or it may be another school. We’ll just have to see.”
Auburn gained major ground with the Berry twins after the recent commitment of Creekside defensive back Josh Holsey, who picked Auburn over UGA, LSU and Virginia Tech. Holsey considers Eric to be a mentor and “like an older brother” and the Berry twins consider Holsey to be “like an older brother” because of the closer proximity in age.
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