"I didn't expect the offer," said Berrios. "I have been talking to Coach (Zach) Azzanni (Tennessee wide receivers coach) and he had basically been telling me we want you to come visit – and when you get down here – we'll offer. Then I called him (on Thursday), and he put me on the phone Coach (Butch) Jones and he offered me. It was a little shocking, so it made it that much better and I'm excited."
The offer from the Volunteers in No. 15 for the Leesville Road playmaker and has a huge impact on his recruitment.
"It's a big one and they'll definitely be heavily in the mix," said the 5-foot-10, 170-pound Berrios. "But I'm still taking it slow. It's a great school – Wide Receiver U – and a great offer. I still don't have a list of top schools or any favorites – I'm wide open."
When will Berrios narrow his list of schools?
"I'm probably going to do that at the end of the spring when I'm pretty confident that I have all my offers in," he said. "I think there still could be two to three more to come this spring."
As for visits, Berrios visited South Carolina last weekend and enjoyed his time in Columbia. Next weekend, he said he would like to visit somewhere, but has not set anything up yet.
As a junior, Berrios had 760 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns. He rushed for 1,142 yards and 23 touchdowns.