This weekend, the Miami Hurricanes added another commitment to its top-five 2014 recruiting class. Four-star wide receiver Braxton Berrios - who plays his high school ball at Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road High - became the 26th commit of Al Golden's 2014 class.
It seems unusual for the Hurricanes to leave the fertile south Florida recruiting grounds to land a skill-position player, but the 5-8, 170 pound Berrios is a difference-marker. He does a little bit of everything for Leesville Road, and the past two seasons, the speedy wideout has helped the school win back-to-back Cap titles.
Berrios was heavily-recruited; he had offers from schools on both the east and west coasts. Despite being from the backyards of N.C. State, UNC, and Duke, Berrios seemed to have little interest staying in-state to play college ball. He chose the Hurricanes over South Carolina (they were apparently No. 2 on his list), Oregon, Tennessee, and Kentucky.
247Sports has him rated as the No. 11 overall prospect in the state of North Carolina.
Miami's coaching staff was apparently a major factor in his decision process. According to Berrios: "It just felt like family. I've been a longtime Canes fan, and it really wasn't as simple as that, it really wasn't."
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