Elliott and Evan Berry decided to celebrate their birthday with a big announcement. The coveted twin tandem from Fairburn, Ga. revealed Monday morning that they have committed to Tennessee together, according to 247Sports reporter Ryan Bartow.
Long viewed as Volunteer leans because of family ties to the program, the Berry brothers bring Tennessee's 2014 recruiting class to 29 players. Their father, James, and older brother, Eric, a current Kansas City Chiefs star, each played college football in Knoxville.
The Creekside High School duo had plenty of options elsewhere. They hold offers from Florida, Auburn, Georgia, Miami and Clemson, among others.
Their nationwide recruitment concluded Monday, when Volunteers head coach Butch Jones collected the pair of long-awaited commitments. Both brothers are expected to line up on defense at Tennessee, bringing unique skill sets.
Elliott, a 5'11", 190-pound prospect, plays running back and defensive end at the high school level. It remains to be seen whether he'll line up at outside linebacker or safety with the Vols, as his size and quickness warrant a "tweener" label.
Evan's future role at Tennessee seems more secure. The 5'11", 195-pound athlete projects as a cornerback in college and may have an earlier opportunity to contribute in college.
247Sports composite rankings list Evan as the No. 23 overall recruit in Georgia, while Elliott comes in at No. 66.
Both players attended a February Junior Day in Knoxville. They returned for camp in July.
The Berry brothers are the latest set of twins to commit to the same football program. Past notable pairs include Tiki and Ronde Barber (Virginia) and Jason and Devin McCourty (Rutgers).
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