Burt Planning Return Trip To Auburn

Four-star wide receiver John Burt discusses his upcoming return trip to Auburn and why the Tigers continue to be a threat to make a run at his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.

Tallahassee, Fla.--While he’s still technically committed to the Texas Longhorns, it may not the be the case much longer for four-star wide receiver John Burt from Lincoln High as he plans to take a return trip this weekend to see the Auburn Tigers take on Texas A&M at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Already high on the Tigers following his official visit three weeks ago, Burt said he’s looking forward to being back on the Plains to see everything one more time.

“Right now I’m still committed, but that might change,” Burt tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. “I’m not sure yet.”

Saying that there’s nothing specific he’s looking for when he returns to Auburn this weekend, Burt said the comfort level for him is an important part of the puzzle and that’s why he wants to take another look at the Tigers.

“I’m just looking forward to getting the chance to see another game and talk to some of the players more,” Burt said. “I also want to talk to some of the coaches a little bit more and just interact with the Auburn people.”

Rated a four-star prospect and the No. 16 wide receiver in the country by Scout.com, Burt is a talented pass-catcher, but like many he saw Auburn’s offense as very one-dimensional last season. That has changed in 2014 however as Nick Marshall has become a more polished passer and weapons such as Duke Williams and Sammie Coates are flourishing for the Tigers at wide receiver.

Those things haven’t gone unnoticed by the physical receiver who said Auburn’s offense is definitely making an impact on him because of what he sees on the field each week.

“I like that they pass the ball really well,” Burt said. “Their offense is really moving the ball the way they want to. It’s just everything they have done with the offense so far. I’m really impressed with it.

“It’s just the fact they are throwing the ball more than they did last year,” he added. “It’s something I’m interested in.”

One of the leaders for the Trojans and helping them to an 8-1 start so far, Burt and his teammates finish off the regular season this week against cross-city rival Godby before heading into the playoffs in two weeks against Tate High School.


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