January 5, 2007
Berry working and recruiting in San Antonio
Many were stunned when Fairburn, Georgia defensive back Eric Berry ended his recruitment on an early Sunday morning in December. Not only one of the top prospects in the South, but in the entire country, Berry's list of finalists read like a 'who's who' of college football, and most observers expected his recruitment to be a high-profile battle that went the distance.
Tennessee emerged as the early winner though, prevailing over national heavyweights USC and Ohio State, and familiar recruiting adversaries Georgia and Auburn
The Vols were always a team in serious contention, ultimately Berry's decision to follow his father's footsteps to Tennessee wasn't really a surprise, but his decision to pull the trigger early was.
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