The Vols 2014 recruiting class may be the one class in the nation that has it’s own name — The Legacy Class.
Tennessee has already secured commitments from Vol legacies Neiko Creamer, Todd Kelly JR and Vic Wharton.
The Volunteers are hoping the legacy commitments don’t stop there.
Evan and Elliot Berry, the twin brothers of former Vol Eric Berry and son of James Berry, are being highly recruited by Butch Jones and Tennessee.
Evan is a four-star defensive back, while Elliot is rated as a three-star defensive back/outside linebacker.
Both of the Berry twins stand 5’11″ and weigh in at 195 lbs. The Berry’s have received offers from Auburn, Clemson, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee as well as several others schools.
A lot of folks assume because Evan and Elliot are the brothers and sons of former Vols that they are locks for Tennessee. That would definitely give the Vols and edge, but it’s important to remember it’s not always the case.
Peyton Manning was once considered a lock to attend Ole Miss, his father’s alma mater. Peyton spurned Ole Miss for Tennessee and the rest is history.
The Berry twins could decide to go their own way, instead of continuing the family tradition. The good news for Vol fans is that the twins are a package deal, which definitely gives Tennessee an edge.
In order for the brothers to play together, they will have to be in complete agreement on school of choice. The one school they can agree on for certain is Tennessee.
At one point Auburn was very very high on the Berry’s list.
That of course was when Trooper Taylor was in town — Eric’s primary recruiter at Tennessee.
The Berry twins had a good relationship with Taylor, which had Vol fans worried.
Taylor, and the entire Auburn staff, was let go when Gus Malzhan took over for Gene Chizik this off-season.
That’s nothing but good news for Tennessee.
Speaking of good news, the twins recently admitted that the Vols are a little ahead.
Apparently that is a bold enough statement that 247Sports analysts Ryan Callahan and Wes Rucker both made their crystal ball predictions for the Berry’s this week — Tennessee.
I happen to agree with both Callahan and Rucker.
Evan and Elliot are definitely taking their time to make the right decision, but I believe they will ultimately end up being Vols in 2014.
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