Auburn Impresses Burt Once Again

Four-star wide receiver John Burt visited Auburn over the weekend and brought his entire family along. What does that mean for the Tigers?

Tallahassee, Fla.--Taking an official visit to Auburn for the LSU game in October, four-star wide receiver and Texas commitment John Burt was impressed by what he saw from Gus Malzahn and the Tigers during his weekend stay so much so that he made a return trip over the weekend to get another feel for the campus and gameday atmosphere.

This time Burt didn’t come alone as he brought his entire family with him to see Auburn, many for the first time. With his mother and father, his grandparents, his stepmother and his girlfriend all along for the ride, Burt was back on the Plains and said it was a huge day for everyone to get a feel for what Auburn is all about.

“They all got a chance to see what it’s like,” Burt tells Inside The Auburn Tigers. “I really wanted them to see where I would be to kind of reassure them that if I did go to Auburn I would be in a good environment and be around good people that would take care of me and things like that.”

Saying that everyone enjoyed their trip, Burt said the next step for him is to sit down with everyone and talk over his future. Still undecided about what he is going to do, there is no question Burt has seen some very good things from the Tigers and that came even in a losing effort Saturday night.

“I had a pretty good time,” Burt said. “I felt like the offense for the most part of the game did pretty well. They were kind of put in a tough spot being down 14-0 early.They basically had to dig the team out of a pretty big hole early. That kind of messed up the game plan, I would assume. You don’t want to get away from the game plan, especially a team like Auburn. For the most part the game was pretty good except for the final three minutes, which basically decided the game.”

Some of that change in the game plan meant more up-tempo offense and throwing the ball down the field. With Nick Marshall hitting Sammie Coates, Quan Bray, Ricardo Louis and others on some deep throws down the field, it showed the four-star talent what he’s been wanting to see from the Tigers.

“I’m seeing more balance in terms of run-pass,” Burt said. “Coach (Dameyune) Craig has been telling me that they’re wanting to throw the ball a lot more. Their running game is so good and it sets up a lot of one-on-one match-ups, which give them the ability to throw the ball deep more. That’s a good thing.”


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