Almost immediately after donning the blue and white UK hat on Friday, Drew Barker was talking recruiting. In particular, he was eager to discuss the active role he hoped to play in luring elite talent to the bluegrass. And one of the names he dropped most often was Braxton Berrios, a 4-star receiver out of Raleigh, NC.
The Wes Welker clone would be more than just another feather in Neal Brown’s cap; he’s an elite talent who has the skill set to make an immediate impact in the SEC. At 5’9, 180 lbs with explosive lateral quickness, Barrios seems tailor-made to play on the inside of Brown’s Air Raid. That said, he’s more than capable of making plays all over the field. Evidence of this can be found in his ridiculous highlight reel:
Yep, I know. He’s a good one. And his offer sheet (which features the likes of Virgina Tech, West Virginia, South Carolina and Tennessee), is proof of that. So, not only would a Berrios commitment be another major coup for Stoops and co., we’d get to watch Steve Spurrier eat his visor twice in one recruiting cycle. Yeahhh, I could really get used to this whole football recruiting thing.
No rest for the weary, Drew. Time to get on the horn and make some more calls.