OOS WR Berrios on Miami's radar

OOS WR Berrios on Miami's radar

Peter Ariz
Although there is plenty of wide receiver talent in South Florida for the 2014 class, Miami isn’t limiting their search at the position to the area. 4-star WR Braxton Berrios (5’9”, 180) of Leesville Road High School in Raleigh, North Carolina is a name on Miami’s radar.

“I’m very versatile. A lot of people compare me to Wes Welker and yes I am 5-9, 5-10 and white, but I can be used at running back, I’ve started at safety since my freshman year so I’m versatile, athletic, quick, fast, and have great hands. If I drop a ball, I do 100 pushups as punishment,” said Berrios.

Berrios spent Spring trying to improve his entire body of work.

“I wanted to improve on everything and it can still get better, whether it’s route-running, elusiveness, and all the little things. I worked on it all. We can’t have a true spring in pads like a lot of these other states, so we go out there and do 7-on7s. All in all, my spring went really well.”

What type of offense is Berrios looking to play in at the next level?

“I don’t want to go to a school that throws the ball five times a game obviously since I’m a receiver. At the end of the day, you want to go somewhere that’s balanced and not spread, but not completely pro-style either.”

The speedster holds offers from the likes of Clemson, UNC, Virginia Tech, and South Carolina, but itsn’t rushing into any decisions.

“I’m trying to take it all slow. I’m graduating early so that speeds it up a little bit and I’ll be making a decision in late September, but I try not to be overwhelmed by the entire process, which is hard at sometimes. You just have to slowly sort things out and go school-by-school. I don’t have a top 5 or top 10 yet. It’s working out for me so far, I’m just not worrying or stressing about anything yet.”

Berrios had a relationship with former Miami receivers coach George McDonald, but it wasn’t until recently that Brennan Carroll reached out to him.

“I actually talked to Coach Carroll through email last week and whoever runs the Hurricanes recruiting Facebook, I’ve been talking to them most frequently. I’ll be down there for camp on June 22nd. Hopefully I can show them what I want to see.”

Berrios has a unique connection to Miami.

“A lot of my family is down there. I’ve been a die-hard ‘Canes fan since the day that I can remember, even back in the 2002 National Championship game when we got damn robbed by Ohio State. My grandparents are up in the St. Pete area now, but I still have aunts and uncles down in Miami. My dad actually graduated from Southridge (1986).”

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Comments (69)

Damn, I was a little bit turned off when I saw his size but when I read him say (“A lot of my family is down there. I’ve been a die-hard ‘Canes fan since the day that I can remember, even back in the 2002 National Championship game when we got damn robbed by Ohio State. My grandparents are up in the St. Pete area now, but I still have aunts and uncles down in Miami. My dad actually graduated from Southridge (1986).”) I feel in love lol. Now seeing the tape he looks so much like Corn Elder that I can see what the staff loves about him.
 
"even back in the 2002 National Championship game when we got damn robbed by Ohio State"

he gets it
 
The kid is a playmaker and lots of swagger! Looks good on film
 
Seen him multiple times in person. So quick, and plays tough (on d too). Will be a beast in the slot.
 
Nobody thinks he's a playmaker like Tavon Austin or Corn? I think he can get the ball from anywhere and break it loose but the other comparisons I see is more for a pure slot receiver who kills after the catch
 
Any other white receivers anybody can remember to compare him too? I was actually thinking Roscoe Parrish.

Only had to watch a couple of his tape to see this kid is a player. I'd love to see him as a Cane.
 
Wait a beast white boy at wr with swag and loves UM?! I thought id never see the day now all we need is that white boy safety like John Lynch (my favorite safety after Ed and Sean Taylor)
 
Reminds me of Gretsky
 
Kid knows how to find the endzone and is deceptively quick across the middle. Runs with no fear. Like the swagger and when he gets to the endzone, he acts like he's been there far too often. I'd take a chance on a kid like that especially one that also despises OSU!
 

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