Wisconsin a Surprise for Burton

Wisconsin continues to try and make a recruiting impact in the state of Georgia, as running back coach Thomas Hammock extended an offer to Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge senior wide receiver Myron Burton over the weekend.

Suwanee (GA) Peachtree Ridge senior wide receiver Myron Burton has had a breakout year so far and was working on figuring out his officials visits until he got an unexpected offer from Wisconsin when running back coach Thomas Hammock told him of the shocking news.

"Coach Hammock came down here last Friday and he said (to my coach) I could be a good part to their offense, so they offered me," Burton told BadgerNation. "I was happy about getting the offer, I mean it is Wisconsin. Honestly, this offer was out of the blue because I didn't think I would get offers from way up North. We have talked a little bit, but not much though. Coach Hammock is a really cool guy and he kept it real with me in what he needed and what he expects.

"Honestly, I don't know much about Wisconsin being from down South, but I know they are a powerhouse in their conference. I have seen them on TV a couple times and I want to know more about Wisconsin. I know they are good, but like I said I want to learn more about them."

The 6-3, 185-pound wide out has recently picked up offers from Auburn and now Wisconsin, joining Georgia Tech, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky, but is working towards setting up his visits.

"I plan on taking some of my official visits after my season," said Burton. "I have not set up all my visits just yet, but I am hoping to get a couple more figured out before the football season ends. As of right now I am looking to figure them out. I know I am going to take a visit to Vanderbilt and Auburn."

While he might not be sure of where all he will be visiting quite yet, Burton – a three-star receiver ranked No.113 in the country by FoxSportsNext - is certain what he will seriously consider when he is ready to commit.

"I haven't thought about when I will be committing," said Burton. "The main thing that will really factor for me when I decide is the coaching staff. I want to be around good coaches that I can trust and rely on my whole four years there."

Burton knows that recruiting can be a whirlwind and a lot to handle at times along with balancing school and football, but he is doing a pretty good job at putting forth a great final season.

"My season is going good," said Burton. "We took our first loss this past Friday, but overall the season is going good. I had 10 catches for 183 yards last game, so I am doing pretty well too.

"My route running and making those tough catches when my team needs it has improved from the beginning of the season. I am still working on getting more yards after the catch. I need to create more yards after I get the ball. I am fast, quick, smart wide receiver that is only looking to get better."


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