Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Smells Like PRE-Teen Spirit

Eric Berry is an All-SEC safety for the voWels and was a star recruit out of Creekside High in Fairburn, GA. Although he was heavily sought after by CMR and any other big-time program with a heartbeat, Eric chose to go where his dad went.

Good Ol' Rocky Flop!

The Mighty Fred texts in that Eric's brother has committed to play tackle football in Knutsville.

"Yes, I committed to Tennessee," Evan said. "It's the only college I know right now and it seems the best for me. My dad went there and my brother is there now. I know I can do the same things there. I have a real friendly relationship with the coaches there. I know I don't know them too well, but I know I will have plenty of time to get to know them."

Evan Berry will also start eighth grade later this summer.

You read that right. In an effort to relate more to kids his own mental age, KiffyBaby is reaching into middle schools...where chicks dig the way you rock the Members Only and the cheeseburger tastes like rubber. He's still working on his times tables, but word is Laney is quite the star in 4th period PE (although records confirm he's been sent early to the locker room several times for "cutting corners" in four-square.)

Now to be fair, the story is being disputed, mostly by the dad. It seems the Rivals reporter went a bit too far, even promoted the kid to high school without the authority to do so. And given the fact that Evan (and twin brother Elliot) are not able to be offered a scholarship to commit to until they have registered with the NCAA Clearinghouse (usually during the junior year...of high school), it may stand to reason that the brand spanking new HillBilly coach has kept his distance from the pre-teen phenoms...

Then again, this is the guy who creates his own rules then claims to have a master plan. Evan is obviously SOLD! on the direction the overall'd program is heading under Layla's husband. And by the time the kid is actually able to commit, their defensive coordinator will almost be old enough to be the featured centenarian on the back of one of Willard Scott's Smucker's jars.

The younger Berry meanwhile is said to be down to two choices: it's either the navy blue JanSport backpack or the stylish brown messenger bag.

He still has over a month to decide...


MikeInValdosta said...

My oldest commited to Collins Hill at age 6. She de-commited at age 13 without legacy guilt, or a choice.

Will legacy matter when playing time, coaching changes and the color orange are real factors?

wsmitheGH said...

Berry should have came to UGA!!!

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