#NSDFrenzy Top 25: Berry ready to fill big shoes at Tennessee

Eric Murphy

We are counting down to National Signing Day 2014 by putting the spotlight on 25 of Metro Atlanta’s top prospects as they choose their college destinations. These athletes will be recognized for their outstanding varsity careers throughout Score Atlanta’s record breaking coverage of the Peach State’s signees. #NSDFrenzy

Gifted with natural football genes, Evan Berry (5’11’’, 190 pounds) is without question one of the best athletes in Georgia. In fact, he is listed as an athlete by most media outlets, indicating that he can play multiple positions. He did just that for Creekside High School and it is not yet a certainty where he will line up in college. Berry saw time at receiver on offense for the Seminoles, but he did his most impressive work in the defensive secondary and likely projects best as a strong safety.

Berry is the younger brother of current Kansas City Chiefs’ safety Eric Berry and the twin brother of Creekside teammate Elliott Berry. Both Berry twins are heading to the University of Tennessee, where Eric starred from 2007 to 2009. Led by Evan and Elliott, Creekside compiled a perfect 15-0 record in 2013 and captured its first state championship in school history. Evan suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of his final game and although it likely has no long-term seriousness, he was unable to return.

Scouts especially like Berry’s speed, hard hitting, and ball-hawking prowess. His ability to defend the pass is undeniable, but Tennessee—should it use Berry at safety—will want to see improvement in the run-stopping department.

1. Nick Chubb

2. Lorenzo Carter

3. Nick Ruffin

4. Bryson Allen-Williams

5. Dante Sawyer

6. Cortez McDowell

7. Korie Rogers

8. Wesley Green

9. Mike Rogers

10. Orlando Brown

11. Detric Dukes

12. Nate Brown

13. Andrew Williams

14. Kendarius Webster

15. Allen Artis

16. Demarquis Gates

17. Kevin Mouhon

18. Elisha Shaw

19. Treyvon Paulk

20. Myles Autry

21. Taariq Shabazz

22. Kendall Baker

23. C.J. Leggett

24. Grant Haley

25. Evan Berry

(CLICK HERE For a list of all the signees in the state)

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