Jun 15, 2013
Leesville Road High School's Braxton Berrios could pick almost any college in the country to play football at in 2014, but on Friday evening the rising senior trimmed his list of schools to five.
Using a tweet with a screenshot taken from his phone, Berrios listed his five schools in alphabetical order – Clemson, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia.
Berrios noted in his tweet that any new offers from other schools "will be strongly considered."
At 5-foot-9 and 180 pounds, Berrios is rated a four-star player by Rivals.com. The recruiting website ranks him as the 13th best player in the state of North Carolina from the Class of 2014.
Berrios has dozens of offers, including offers from all in-state Atlantic Coast Conference schools, as well as East Carolina.
Last season, Berrios – who plays both sides of the ball – posted 1,200 rushing yards with 22 touchdowns and 800 receiving yards with 10 touchdowns.
Leesville Road posted a 12-1 overall record last season, winning the Cap 8 4-A Conference title with a 7-0 league record. The Pride lost to Garner in the third round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4-AA state playoffs.