Tennessee Football Recruiting: Volunteers Land Infamous Berry Twins

The 2014 recruiting class for the Tennessee Volunteers is filled with multiple Vol legacy players following in their father’s footsteps, but none of them are quite as special as the two younger twin brothers of former great Eric Berry, Evan and Elliot, pledging to the Vols this morning on their birthday.

Sep 8, 2012; Knoxville, TN, USA; Tennessee Volunteers cheerleaders perform one pushup for each point scored by their team as the Volunteer mascot waves the Tennessee flag in celebration against the Georgia State Panthers during the second half at Neyland Stadium. Tennessee defeated Georgia State 51-13. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

The Berry twins have been in the recruiting circle since they were standout freshmen in high school at Creekside in Fairburn, GA, and both players chose the Volunteers over a multitude of schools including Georgia, Miami, Auburn, Clemson and Florida.

Both brothers are four-star prospects, according to the 247Sports composite player rankings, as Evan comes in as the No. 23 ranked corner back in the class, and Elliot is ranked as the 58th best safety prospect in the country.

Evan, at 5-11, 195 pounds, projects to play either side of the ball for the Volunteers as he can play slot receiver or corner back. Much like his older brother Eric, his ball skills, instincts, and ability to take in open field in the secondary make him a valuable play-maker.

Although nearly identical to his brother Evan in measurables, Elliot is listed at 5-11, 191 pounds, but is expected to play either safety or outside linebacker once in Knoxville.

With the addition of the Berry twins, the Volunteers now have 29 commitments and the No. 2 overall class in the nation for 2014, which also ranks second in the SEC as they trail the Alabama Crimson Tide in both.

While they may face pressure in Tennessee regarding expectations from what their older brother accomplished in Knoxville, these two young men certainly have the opportunity and skill set to make their on legacy in orange and white.

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Topics: 2014 Football Recruiting, Elliot Berry, Evan Berry, Tennessee Volunteers

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