Ed Berrios, a tough 5'10'', 170 pound point guard from Roosevelt High School in The Bronx, NY, has a Big East program keeping tabs on him and a number of mid-majors have offered scholarship slots as the summer winds down.
Berrios told RivalsHoops.com that he has heard from Miami (Fl), Kentucky, Cincinnati, Seton Hall, Hofstra, Manhattan, Rider, and St. Peter's. Miami, Hofstra, Manhattan, Rider, and St. Peter's have offered.
"Miami and Kentucky are my favorites," said Berrios.
Berrios does not have any visits lined up, but spoke about which campuses he would like to check out.
"Miami will definitely be one of my visits," said Berrios. "I'm thinking about a visit to Kentucky, Cincinnati, and Manhattan College, too, because it's a local school."
Ed might hold off on visits until the spring, as well as a decision on a college.
"I'll probably make trips in the spring right now, but I'm not one hundred percent sure," said Berrios. "I'm definitely waiting until the spring to make a decision."
Ed carries an 82 average at Roosevelt, which is across the street from Fordham University. He will take the SAT for the first time this fall, and is focusing most of his energies on attaining a qualifying score. He is currently taking a prep course to help him reach that goal.
Berrios had a busy summer competing with The Tim Thomas Playaz, one that included stops at The ABCD Camp, Las Vegas Big Time Tournament, Three Stripes Tournament, and the Maui Invitational in Hawaii, a trip that Ed, understandably, enjoyed a lot.
"Hawaii was the best AAU trip I've ever taken," said Berrios. "Whew. It was phenomenal. I really enjoyed that trip."
Berrios will compete at The Gauchos Roundball Tournament the first week of September with his regular AAU club, The Bronx-based Willie Howie All-Stars and Coach Will Negron, as well as The Riverside Tourney later in the month. Berrios will also compete at The Five Star Tournament at Drexel University on September 13, 14, and 15 with LPAC, another Bronx-based program.
Ed is a tough and hard-working lead guard who gets his teammates involved. He doesn't have great lateral quickness on the defensive end, but always leaves everything on the floor. RivalHoops.com has seen him a number of times over the last nine months, and loves the intangibles Ed brings to the table: his grit, heart, and determination.
Ed has an unorthodox game that is hard to contain. He is streaky from behind the arc, but needs to be a bit more consistent shooting the ball.
We'll keep you abreast of any new developments in Ed's recruitment.