Evan Berry recruit scouting report: Versatile defensive back

Bud Elliott (SB Nation)

Evan is the brother of NFL star Eric Berry.

Evan Berry, a cornerback from Creekside High School (Ga.), is a consensus four-star prospect in the class of 2014. He holds scholarship offers from LSU, Georgia, Clemson, South Carolina, Auburn, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri. He has made unofficial visits to UGA and Tennessee.

Berry stands 5'11, weighs 195 pounds and runs a 4.56 40-yard dash. He is considered the 23rd best cornerback prospect in the class by 247Sports and ranked the 33rd best player from the state of Georgia. Scout rates him similarly, while Rivals only considers him a three-star recruit.

Evan is the younger brother of former Tennessee standout and current NFL player Eric Berry. Evan's twin brother and teammate, Elliot, is also drawing the attention of major-conference schools throughout the southeast.

Bud Elliott, National Recruiting Analyst: Berry is a popular prospect due to the success of his older brother. But his play deserves attention on its own.

Film of Berry can be found here, but is unable to embed.

Berry operates as an option QB for his high school, as is common for many high schools to do with the best athlete on the field to ensure that he touches the ball on every play. Excellent quickness and agility are immediately evident. I am not sure about Berry's top-end speed, but he isn't slow.

Berry clearly benefits from a weight program and good nutrition, and is stronger than many cornerbacks his age. I say cornerback, because he is clearly not a quarterback in college, and has the ability to play corner, though he could also play safety.

Berry could also be a factor in the return game, and profiles as a definite BCS prospect who could be a multi-year starter down the line.

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