The 6-4 185 Safety from Hamilton Southeastern picked up an offer from the Cardinals during Junior Day on Sunday. Ball State though, is a school that he already has several connections with.
"The visit was great," Burns said. "Before the visit, I was already very familiar with Ball State. My dad is a Ball State Grad, and my brother (Sophomore Pitcher Brendan Burns) is currently on their baseball team. After today's visit, I learned more about the football program, and had the opportunity to talk to the coaching staff. It was great meeting and catching up with them. They are truly great men who will lead Ball State Football to success in the near future. I was sat down by Coach Mike Neu, and the rest of the defensive coaching staff after the Junior Day had ended. It was at that time I was offered."
Despite his familiarity and ties to the Cardinals, Burns, who also has an offer from Mid-American Conference rival Western Michigan, isn't about to call Ball State his leader.
" It definitely makes the offer very intriguing," Burns said. "But at the end of the day, I have to choose a school that best fits me, both academically and athletically."
There is plenty of reason that so many schools are taking note of Burns. Not only is he a smooth and fluid athlete at 6-4, but he is also a hard working student of the game.
"I would say my strengths of my game are energy, awareness, intelligence, and being a hard-worker," Burns said. "You will never see me give up on a play, or take a play off. I take pride in going hard in games and practice. I'm constantly bringing energy to the field, and I do my homework on other team's tendencies, and what I personally need to work on."