Berry's brothers to be 'a package deal' when they commit

Remember how fun it was to watch All-American Eric Berry play safety at Tennessee?

Well, the 2010 first-round draft pick of the Kansas City Chiefs has twin brothers who are being heavily recruited by some of the top programs in the country — and they just finished their freshman year of high school last week.

While they are still a few years away from making their college destinations known, Class of 2014 prospects Evan and Elliott Berry both like Tennessee and are expected to give the Volunteers a long, hard look. After all, their brother and father played in Knoxville.

One thing is certain at this point: they will “definitely be a package deal” and sign with the same school, according to Michael Carvell of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Their coach, Johnny White of Creekside High School, maintains that Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Virginia Tech, Nebraska and Wisconsin have already stated that both players will have scholarships waiting for them. This summer, the Berrys have trips scheduled for Alabama, Auburn and Georgia.

Evan Berry is being recruited at safety and defensive back even though the 5-11, 185-pounder played quarterback last season. He carried the ball 80 times for 973 yards and 10 touchdowns while completing 89 of 136 passes for 1,789 yards and 23 scores with 7 interceptions. On defense, he recorded 30 tackles and 4 pass deflections.

Meanwhile, the 6-foot, 200-pound Elliott Berry is being recruited as a linebacker and tailback. In 2010 he had 71 carries for 799 yards and 6 touchdowns, adding 64 tackles and 3 sacks on defense.

So are the Vols a lock for their services because of family ties?

"Our brother and our dad want us to pick the school that is the best fit for us," Elliott said. "It may be Tennessee or it may be another school. We’ll just have to see."

Auburn may have an edge because Creekside defensive back Josh Holsey committed to the Tigers and Holsey considers Eric to be a mentor. Meanwhile, the Berrys consider Holsey to be “like an older brother.”

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