Eric Berry, a high school quarterback and likely college corner back out of Creekside High School in Fairburn, Ga., is not short on options when choosing where he will be playing at the next level.
Berry (6-0, 180, 4.3) has already received written offers from various schools throughout the country including Georgia, Florida, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Auburn, Texas and Miami to name a few, along with a host of verbal offers including one from LSU.
At the scout.com combine camp last week, Berry recorded a 4.31 time in the 40, and has been raking in awards since the start of his high school career, including Honorable mention All-State as a freshman, and consecutive All-State, All-American, and Fulton County player of the year honors in his sophomore and junior seasons.
Some of the things coaches have said they like about Eric include his personality off the field, as well as his versatility, leadership and athleticism. At the high school level, he has been filling the safety role some, but spends most of his time at quarterback, with his defensive time being limited by coaches in order to keep him as healthy as possible.
The multi-purpose athlete has compiled a current top five but says that nothing is certain yet.
"Right now, my top five are Tennessee, Georgia, Miami, Texas and Ohio State," he said. "But there is still a lot of time before I decide."
When asked what sets his top five apart, Eric stated that he has a great deal of respect for all their coaches and the success all the programs have had in the past, and is anticipating a busy fall, where he will make a variety of school visits to help decide which program he will fit into best.
As for Tennessee and Georgia, he added that those are the schools he is the most familiar with because he has been around them his entire life, although he was never a huge fan growing up, and feels that the familiarity may be adding to their attractiveness.
Berry's father also played ball at Tennessee, helping to give the Volunteers what may be a slight edge over the other schools.
When it comes to LSU, Berry commented that he spoke to LSU head coach Les Miles, who gave him a verbal offer last semester, and added that he would be "very interested" in playing for the Tigers if they handed him an official offer.
Without the formal offer on the table as of yet, Eric says there are several attractive aspects of LSU's program.
"First of all, they are in the SEC," He said. "The SEC has great competition. I also liked talking to coach Miles. He was very straight-forward and seemed like a good coach."
Berry is Looking for Official LSU Offer
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