Auburn Moves Up The List For 4-Star WR

Big junior wide receiver John Burt discusses his visit to Auburn and what he likes about the Tigers.

Tallahassee, Fla.--A four-star prospect and the No. 11 wide receiver in the country according to Scout.com, big John Burt took a visit to Auburn on Friday to see the Tigers and spend time with the coaching staff. Already very familiar with Auburn WR Coach Dameyune Craig because of his time at Florida State, Burt said it was good to see Craig again and get a closer look at the Tigers.

"It was good just getting the chance to get up there and see the school," Burt said. "I was at the Iron Bowl and saw the locker room and stadium and all that, but I really never got a chance to talk with Coach Craig and see the facilities and the school and all that, along with the academic support. It was good to get a chance to add another college to my think tank.

"When I first talked to him during the Iron Bowl he seemed like a pretty cool guy," he added of Craig. "I talked to him a little bit before that. Once I got up there I spent most of the day with him. I got to talk with him and share some ideas. He's a really cool guy and a nice guy to be around."

John Burt

Growing up in Tallahassee, Burt is no stranger to college football games but that didn't prepare him for what he saw on his visit to Auburn last fall to see the Tigers take on Alabama in the Iron Bowl. With a berth in the SEC Championship Game on the line and a BCS berth in reach for both, Burt said it made for a wild atmosphere unlike anything he had ever experienced.

"It was crazy," Burt said. "I have never really been to a game of that magnitude with so much on the line like that before. After he took the kick back it got even crazier. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I'm glad I picked that game to go to."

Already with offers from Alabama, Florida, Florida State, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Michigan, Ohio State, South Carolina, Texas, UCLA, USC and West Virginia in addition to Auburn, the 6-4, 185-pounder has plenty of options at the moment and hopes to begin narrowing things down soon.

"I'm still pretty wide open," Burt said. "After this visit I see Auburn more towards the top as I start making my top schools and my final list. It will be about five. There is a pretty good chance (Auburn) will be there after this visit. I'm not sure who else. Maybe Texas, maybe Florida State."

Having already visited Texas and LSU, Burt will be at Alabama on Saturday. He said he hopes to take some official visits in the fall before making a final decision, but if he finds the right school he could go ahead and commit early.


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