Top Georgia Corner Talks Recruiting

Georgia was the first team to offer one of the top corners in the entire country. Berry was a standout at the Scout.com Combine held in Atlanta earlier this year.

Cornerback/athlete Eric Berry (6-0, 194, 4.35) from Creekside High School in Fairburn (Ga.) played quarterback during his senior season and finished with over 2000 total yards and 22 touchdowns. "I have great speed and awareness and can play any position," Berry said. "I have a good combination of finesse and power and I like to do it all. Because I play both ways I'd like to improve my stamina and get into even better shape."

Berry benches 315 pounds, squats 560 and has a vertical jump of 37.5-inches.

He denies a leader, but favors Texas, Tennessee, Miami, USC and Georgia. Berry says they've all offered, plus Ohio State, North Carolina, Duke, Georgia Tech, Auburn, Notre Dame, Mississippi State, Alabama, LSU, Virginia Tech, Louisville and Vanderbilt.

"I like coach Mack Brown's style because he lets his players do their thing. I like how he handled Vince Young because he just let him throw sidearm and it worked out well. He just has a great attitude."

Berry's dad, James Berry, played running back for Tennessee. "He grew up in a different era, so recruiting was much different. He tells me to take my time and not get pressured into anything."

His first scholarship offer was from Georgia during his sophomore year and he also attended the Dawgs' junior day. Berry doesn't plan on attending any camps this summer. "I think the coaches will be the most important factor for me because they will be the people I'll be spending the most time with. USC coach Pete Carroll came by my high school today and Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer will be here tomorrow.

"I like USC because they are always at the top of the BCS," Berry said. "I like Miami because of the swagger they have down there. They are very confident.

"I think I'll go through the whole process," Berry said. "I don't want to pass up on anyone too soon."

He reports a 3.2 GPA and a 970 SAT.


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