Talented DB/QB Has Plenty of Options

The state of Georgia normally has an abundance of talented skill players and that is the case for the 2007 football signee class. One of the more interesting prospects discusses recruiting as he prepares for his senior season.

College Park, Ga.--One of the most promising safety prospects in the Southeast says he is in no rush to make a decision on where he wants to play college football.

Morgan Burnett, a 6-2, 190-pound two-way standout for North Clayton High School, has insisted for some time now that he doesn't have a favorite. With his senior season less than two months away, is that still the case?

"I really don't have a favorite," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "I am wide open."

Whenever he decides to get serious about narrowing his list of colleges, Burnett will have the ears of coaches at those schools because of his size, speed, all-around skills and what he has already proven he can do on the football field. He has a long list of offers, including one from the Tigers. "Auburn is one of the schools I am interested in," he says.

Playing both quarterback and safety as a junior, he made 100 tackles. This spring in track and field, he put up impressive numbers, turning in a split time of 10.7 in the 100 meters and soaring 47 feet in the triple jump. In addition, he also plays guard and small forward on the North Clayton High basketball team and has started the past two seasons.

This summer Burnett has been staying in shape at home and says he hasn't been to any summer football camps and isn't sure that he will attend one. "I am working out at the school with my teammates," he says. "We should have a good team this year." Last year North Clayton finished 7-3.

Burnett, who notes that he is an honor student, says he expects to play safety in college. When asked his strength at the position, he says. "I would say the best thing I do is my pass coverage. This year I am trying to work on covering the whole field."

The brother of former University of Georgia player Cap Burnett says he plans to check out college games this fall and knows what he is looking for when it is time to make a decision on where to sign. "I am looking for a place where I will be comfortable going to college," he says. "I want to be around good people."

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