Berrios Up to Seven Offers

Braxton Berrios is one of the most dynamic playmakers in the state in the 2014 class. The Leesville Road High (Raleigh, N.C.) star recently picked up scholarship offer No.7 and his stock continues to rise.

Last week, Braxton Berrios picked up another scholarship offer. The offer was from ACC powerhouse Virginia Tech.

"I found out about it through the mail and it felt great," said Berrios. "I haven't gotten one since last spring, so it was a little bit of dry spell. It's good to get that first one of the fall. Hopefully more will follow, but that single offer is obviously the biggest offer I have gotten so far."

Since September 1, things have picked up for 5-foot-10, 170-pound Berrios.

"That first day, I started to get emails, Facebook messages, followed on twitter, and all that good stuff," he said. "It's been basically and overload since then."

"Out of all the schools, North Carolina is probably recruiting me the hardest. I'm also hearing a lot from Alabama. I have had a good amount of contact with them lately. South Carolina – I'm hearing a lot from them, too. I'm getting mail from everywhere – but Alabama and South Carolina – I've had a lot of contact with."

Who could be the next school to offer the talented wide receiver?

"My head coach thinks that South Carolina will probably be the next," Berrios said. "I guess he has been hearing a lot also from them. He told me today congrats on the Virginia Tech offer and that South Carolina will probably be next. Alabama has also mentioned offering. They want me to come to a camp as soon as I can."

Berrios is taking the process slow.

"Right now, I'm about as open as I can be," he said. "I'm trying to enjoy the process as much as I can. There's not too much of a rush. I'm graduating early – in December of my senior year. So that pushes things just a little bit, but there is really no rush right now and I'm completely open."

He has a tentative timetable for his recruitment.

"Hopefully by mid to late summer, I'll have my top five," said Berrios. "I hope to make a commitment either before my senior year, or not too far into it."

Berrios mentioned South Carolina, Alabama, and Georgia as some of schools he could possibly visit in the near future. In his team's 4-0 start, he has over 700 yards of total offense and 13 touchdowns. Leesville Road takes on Broughton this Friday.

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