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“Who’s Drew Barkin’ At?” Braxton ‘Honey Nut’ Berrios

The headline “Berrios’ 5 TDs carry Pride to Victory” from the Midtown Raleigh News speaks for itself.

The headline "Berrios' 5 TDs carry Pride to Victory" from the Midtown Raleigh News speaks for itself.

The headline “Berrios’ 5 TDs carry Pride to Victory” from the Midtown Raleigh News speaks for itself.

 

Wide Receiver

5’9”, 180 lbs.
Westchester, NC

Rivals: #33 WR
Scout: #84 WR
247: #37 ATH, #12 player in NC

Choosing between UK and: Clemson, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virgina, and Virginia Tech

Twitter: @HNYNUT_BERRIOS

After announcing his commitment to play for the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky QB Drew Barker vowed to reach out to his peers to make the best recruiting class in the history of Kentucky football. In the coming weeks I will be breaking down some of the players on Barker’s wish list. “Who’s Drew Barkin’ At?” may be a grammatically awful pun ending in a preposition, but I just can’t help myself. Past profiles: Derek Kief

 

 

 

 

Braxton Berrios has been heralded by national recruiting writers as a clone of Wes Welker. They see a mini-Wes Welker, I see a Randall Cobb/Dicky Lyons. Berrios is listed as an athlete because he does what Randall Cobb does: EVERYTHING. His agility allows him to stop on a dime, making it difficult for defenses whether he is catching passes in the slot, as QB of the Wildcat, or running the ball on an end-around.The proof lies in the stats: last year he finished with 1,142 yards rushing and 22 touchdowns while catching 10 touchdowns on 766 yards receiving. Berrios combines Cobb-like athleticism with the same hard-nosed football mentality that Dicky Lyons brought to the field. His hit at the 3:58 mark of his highlight tape reminds me of Lyons’ big hit in the 2007 LSU game. You gotta love a little guy that plays with no fear.

 

Berrios’ ability to use the open-field to make hard cuts and elude defenders will make him a great fit for Neal Brown’s offense. A majority of the passing yards will come from wide receivers turning 4-yard routes into 10-yard gains, making Berrios the perfect fit at slot receiver. If Berrios can’t find the field immediately at wideout, he will have the chance to play a key role in special teams. Even if he isn’t returning kicks, rest assured he will be flying down the field on kickoffs/punts for the big homerun hit.

 

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Article written by Nick Roush

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21 Comments for “Who’s Drew Barkin’ At?” Braxton ‘Honey Nut’ Berrios



  1. billybob
    2:42 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Amazing! Go get him Stoooops.



  2. TouchdownTommy
    2:50 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    If he’s remotely similar to Cobb or Dicky, sign him up!



  3. Tanks fer Nuttin
    2:54 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Cobb and Lyons were 2 of my favorite Cats of all time. That Lyons hit against LSU is my all time best memory of UK football = http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X8wpLrIoECU.

  4. I had posted the other day that his hit on special teams reminded me of Dickie Lyons. Come on down Braxton! You’ll thrive in this offense!!!

  5. Oh, and also, I haven’t honestly seen Wes Welker play that much, but isn’t he considered more of a possession receiver? It seems to me that Braxton is more quick and speedy than Welker, but I stand to be corrected.



  6. Chuck Verderber will walk though that door
    3:27 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    No disrespect to Dickie Lyons but give me more Stevie Johnson’s and Derik Abney’s



  7. BNClay
    3:28 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink


  8. KG
    3:29 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Braxton must taste like Carmelo Anthony’s wife!



  9. atlantacat
    3:55 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    I shudder at comparing anyone to Cobb (hallowed be thy name…)but he sure does have the quickness and intelligence to perhaps be the successor. Does he have blue eyes?



  10. TrueBlueUkFAN22
    5:08 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Clearly UK is the best option for him if he wants to win a championship in a real conference not to mention if he wants to play in the league on Sundays.



  11. SeoulCat
    5:08 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    I see Derek Abney in him, and that’s a good thing.



  12. boylerebelcat
    5:24 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    I dont believe hes the next cobb, but i definitely believe he could be an Abney type player which isnt shabby at all.



  13. Karl Hungus
    5:27 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    go get em stoops! craig steltz can go to hell.



  14. Scooby
    5:28 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    He literally de-cleated data n.i.g. g. A.



  15. Jeff Garlin
    7:53 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    I got a good feeling hel’ll be a CAT



  16. kramer
    9:34 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Tard fans are tweeeting at UK football2014,whatever the twitter name is, they hope they all tear ACL’s and get hurt. Stay classy tard fans KARMA will catch up to UL its only a matter of time!!!



  17. Paul
    11:20 pm May 18, 2013 Permalink

    Kramer his twitter handle is @L1C4Life and his real name is Jason Reed If you have twitter.



  18. MadTex
    8:20 am May 19, 2013 Permalink

    Hey #16 kramer – you know something? Have you ever suffered a torn ACL? Rather doubt it and for you to wish that someone suffer an injury like that is absolutely ridiculous. Shame on you!!!! May a mack truck drive by and run over your sorry arse!!!!



  19. Paul
    10:23 am May 19, 2013 Permalink

    MadTex he was not saying for UK players or anyone else he just reported that Cardinal fans had said that on a twitter page that the 2014 recruit’s have set up.



  20. Maxbps8
    10:58 am May 19, 2013 Permalink

    I don’t see what the big deal is. All this kid does is score touchdowns – by any means necessary. No, seriously, this kid has Wheels. And more importantly, when challenged by another fleet-footed-footballer, he has the smarts and knack to know precisely when to reverse course. The play at the 1:50 mark was the most impressive to me.



  21. Rick
    11:02 am May 19, 2013 Permalink

    NOT impressed…can only run straight ahead…VERY few cutbacks…at his SMALL size the SEC will tear him up!!!!!