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Offers To 13 Yr. Old Berry Invalid

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Posted Jun 30, 2009


Tennessee has not offered Evan Berry a scholarship as claimed by a recruiting news writer.

By: BE Coleman

Story Correction: The NCAA prohibits schools from formally offering scholarships until a prospect has registered with the NCAA Eligibility Center. Tennessee has not offered Evan Berry a scholarship as claimed by a writer.

The younger brother of Tennessee All American Eric Berry has not been offered a scholarship by the Tennessee coaching staff.

A writer that discovered who the younger twin brothers of All American Eric Berry were, assumed that Lane Kiffin had offered a scholarship to Evan. The news broke so fast that ESPN began picking up stories.

The incorrect story went across the news wire at a fever pitch. The network then began running it across the bottom of the screen during broadcast.

Evan Berry, "has given Tennessee his commitment to play for the Volunteers in 2013."

Berry chose to follow in the footsteps of his father; a four year letterman, three year starter and team captain for the Vols in 1981, and his older brother Eric.

Eric Berry is on the short list for the Heisman Trophy in 2009. The twins, Evan and Elliot are already getting looks and have not played a down of high school ball.

Evan wants to play quarterback and in the secondary for the hometown Seminole program just as Eric before him. Elliot is a track and field competitor that has drew great notice.

Big brother Eric noted when he signed early with Tennessee that Evan committed to play for Tennessee three years ago. “Evan committed at the same time I did,” laughed Berry. “Elliott wouldn’t commit but I can’t imagine them not going to the same place.”

The twin brothers have made national appearances in AAU Olympic Games. Elliot runs the 220 yard dash notes big brother Eric. “They’re both ranked #1 in the 4x400 relay,’ added Berry. “They’re much better athletes than me.”


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