May 19, 2006

A busy May for Berry

Eric Berry, of Creekside, Ga., has seen and done a little bit of everything.

The 6-foot, 180-pound athlete plays both quarterback and cornerback, so he knows the view from every angle. Berry has also seen top coaches come through his school just to make small talk. Berry was not prepared, however, for a scholarship offer from USC.

"It really caught me off guard, especially because the offer came so early," Berry said. "I didn't think they even knew about me."

Few coaching staffs in the nation aren't familiar with Berry. After throwing for 1,200 yards, rushing for 1,100 yards, scoring 21 touchdowns and intercepting five passes as a junior, Berry was a highly regarded prospect.

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