Burton picks Big XII school

Houston native Joe Burton is a four-star recruit, and another solid piece to the puzzle for Travis Ford.

Not many players had a more productive summer than Joe Burton. Playing with the Houston Defenders, Burton showed he is capable of scoring as well as any wing in the country, and now he is going to take his talents to the Big XII.

"Yes sir I committed to Oklahoma State," said Burton. "It was just a great pick for me and my family. I feel like this is where I wanted to go and they will get me better as a complete player."

Burton chose the Cowboys over Oklahoma and Oregon. Also schools such as Texas A&M, Missouri, and Kansas State had interest at different points during his recruitment.

During September Burton made an official visit to Oklahoma State, and says he felt at home with the players and coaches.

"I think I fit in great," said Burton. "The team made me feel like I was already part of the family."

Travis Ford loves versatile players who can score, and Burton seems to fit that mold.

"I think I fit in real well with how they play," said Burton. "The coaches think I can play the one, two, and three and they said they just want to get me on the court."

Burton joins fellow four-stars Mitch Solomon and Jared Terrell in the class along with top rated junior college point guard Jeff Newberry. This group is one of the best in the country, and Burton thinks they can accomplish big things.

"We should be a really good class," explained Burton. "I've seen the guys that they are recruiting, and what I have seen is great. Once they get all of the pieces together I think we will be really good."

Burton is ranked as the No. 18 small forward forward in the country and the No. 79 player overall.


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