Berry Twins Take In Big Cat Weekend

Class of 2014 prospects Evan and Elliot Berry talk about checking out Auburn for Big Cat Weekend.

Fairburn, Ga.--Although they will just be sophomores this fall, twins Evan Berry and Elliot Berry from Creekside High are already receiving attention from college coaches across the country.

The younger brothers of former Tennessee and current Kansas City Chiefs standout Eric Berry, they have been on the recruiting radar since bursting onto the scene at the 2010 MVP Camp in Atlanta.

Over the weekend the two were among a group of more than two dozen prospects in Auburn for Big Cat Weekend. Coming in along with current teammate and Auburn commitment Josh Holsey, the two said they had a great time checking out Coach Gene Chizik's program.

"It was an experience," Evan Berry said. "It was my first unofficial visit so it was, of course, fun for me. I didn't really have to handle any business or nothing. I'm just a(upcoming) sophomore so I just enjoyed myself, enjoyed hanging out with my classmates and other people.

"(I liked) the atmosphere," he added. "They didn't really talk too much about football. They talked about how the system works around there. They talked about family, relationships between players and coaches. It wasn't really too much football. They don't pound you, pound you, pound you with football. It's just life in general."

His brother Elliot echoed those words when talking about Auburn. With so much time before he really has to worry about a collee choice he said it was just nice to see what Auburn was all about.

"I enjoyed hanging out with the other recruits," Elliot Berry said. "It was just pretty much having fun. All I can say is I had a blast and that I want to do it again. I like how they are so family oriented and faith-based."

While they made the visit to Auburn it's really just to check things out because with them being so young the Tigers can't officially extend offers or recruit off campus.

"They're not recruiting me really," Evan Berry said. "I like coming up here. Coach Trooper (Taylor) recruited my brother (to Tennessee) so we're cool. He's down here so I'm visiting him, but I can't really be all up in his face because it'd be an NCAA violation, but we're tight."

One of the advantages the twins will have when the time comes to make a decision is having a brother who has gone through the process. Evan said right now their older brother is just telling them to take everything with a grain of salt.

"He just said don't take it to the head because with football it can change in a split second," he noted. "And always have a backup plan."

With still three years left to play in high school both brothers said it will be into their senior year before they begin to make decisions regarding their recruitment. However, Evan said Auburn is already in the early running after having the opportunity to see things over the weekend.

"I like the atmosphere," he said. "There's a lot of energy. It's not like any school I've been to really, to be honest. I know most of the coaches up here. It's really like a family away from home."

Even with the feelings about Auburn from his brother, Elliot Berry said for him things are a little too fast at the moment. With plenty of time left to feel the pressure in recruiting he said he just wants to enjoy being in high school.

"I guess it's pretty nice," Elliot Berry said about the attention. "It's okay but sometimes it's a little bit irritating. Sometimes you just want to sit down and chill and be a regular kid."


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