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Four-star enjoying coach visits

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He may be classified as a receiver, but Raleigh (N.C.) Leesville Road 4-star Braxton Berrios played all over the field this year while leading his team to an undefeated regular season and within one game of the state championship.
"I was used in anyway you can think," Berrios said. "I lined up at running back, quarterback, slot receiver, split out wide; I was versatile to say the least."
Berrios finished the year with more than 1,200 yards rushing, 700 yards receiving and 34 touchdowns. Most colleges like him at receiver, but he says he's open to playing where he's needed.
"I like them all to be honest," Berrios said. "I really have no preference, whatever the coaches at the next level want me to do that's where I'm going to play."
Berrios said during his initial discussions with coaches the possibility of playing multiple roles has been discussed.
"Some want me at slot and some want me in motion," he said. "They realize that I'm not just a slot guy, I can do a few other things and I think in the future there will be some talk about potentially using me in a wildcat role."
Berrios' offer list already includes North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech among others, but he's also getting increased interest from other schools the more his film gets around.
"I've been hearing a lot from Clemson and Ohio State," he said. "They haven't offered but my coach, who handles most of that stuff, thinks both are pretty close."
Berrios said Clemson's dynamic offensive attack is something that appeals to his versatility, and prospects in the Triangle like himself have taken notice of the Tigers recent success.
"North Carolina is all ACC so everyone knows about Clemson," he said. "They've done great and they've success and that's talked about here more so than other places."
Berrios has had recent visits from South Carolina and Virgina Tech coaches, as well as North Carolina and Wake Forest. Also scheduled to visit soon are coaches from Ohio State and Clemson.
"It's really cool," he said. "It speaks a lot about how much interest they have and it's always nice to get out of class for a little bit to meet with a college coach."
With his season in the books, Berrios has turned his attention to preparing for the Under Armour underclassmen combine. After that, he's not sure where the offseason will take him.
"I'm going to Under Armour and then I'll probably do some of the big camps and combines," Berrios said. "I'm sure I'll go on some visits but at this point I'm not sure which schools I'll be visiting."
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