Burns to Announce Decision on Thursday

Kodi Burns, one of the nation's top quarterback prospects, on Thursday could be announcing a decision to be an Auburn Tiger.

Fort Smith, Ark.--Five-star Northside High School quarterback Kodi Burns has a press conference scheduled for 2 p.m. CST on Thursday at his high school to announce his verbal commitment to either the Arkansas Razorbacks or the Auburn Tigers.

The 6-2, 190-pound QB is expected to take an official visit to Auburn on Friday to see the Tigers play the Georgia Bulldogs. As of Wednesday evening Burns was still planning to make the trip to Auburn this weekend.

The quarterback has not taken an official visit to any other school and says he does not plan to. Arkansas and Auburn have been his top two choices for most of the recruiting process. He has taken numerous trips to the Arkansas campus in Fayetteville.

Burns was scheduled to make his official visit to Auburn this weekend with another prospect from Arkansas, offensive lineman Lee Ziemba. However, because of Ziemba's playoff schedule with his Rogers High team he can't make the trip to Auburn in time for a Saturday morning kickoff as the Tigers take on the Georgia Bulldogs.

The quarterback, who is a mutliple sport standout, is currently into his basketball season now that Northside did not make the state football playoffs.

Burns has been the top QB target for Auburn for the 2007 signee class. Head coach Tommy Tuberville and assisant coach Hugh Nall made a trip to Arkansas in September to see both Burns and Ziemba on the Friday night before Auburn's game against Buffalo. Burns noted it was impressive to see the head coach out the night before a (Buffalo) game, but it made him feel special.

Burns and Ziemba are friends who compare notes on recruiting and both players have narrowed the choices to Auburn and Arkansas.

Stay tuned to autigers.com for his announcement Thursday afternoon.

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