Georgia tight end gets early call

Today marked the first time college coaches could make phone calls to current senior high school prospects. Arkansas State coaches appeared to have been on the phone bright and early Thursday according to several prospects AStateNation.com visited with.

Today marked the first time college coaches could make phone calls to current senior high school prospects.

Arkansas State coaches appeared to have been on the phone bright and early Thursday according to several prospects AStateNation.com visited with.

One Georgia athlete that currently holds an offer from the Red Wolves and got a call on Thursday was tight end Barret Burns.

"I got my first call from Arkansas State at 6:30 a.m. this morning," Burns said. "I knew I would get some calls, I didn't realize it would be that early."

Other schools that called Burns on Thursday were Stanford, Rice and South Alabama. He holds offers from the latter two along with one from Arkansas State. He also reports offers from Ohio, Marshall, Georgia Southern and Georgia State.

"I definitely plan on taking a trip to check out their campus," Burns said. "I have interest in Arkansas State, my favorite right now is Rice."

According to Burns he got the chance to talk to two Red Wolf coaches.

"They are recruiting me to play tight end," Burns said. "They want me to come to a game later this month, I'm going to try to."

Burns is a 6-foot-4, 220-pound tight end.