Burks Can't Wait

Mansfield Timberview HS WR Aaron Burks (6'4, 180lbs, 4.5, Arlington, TX) will be enrolling this semester at Boise State. He'll go through spring practice with the team in hopes of earning a spot in the WR rotation for the 2009 season. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his big move to Boise and his overall impression on his future at Boise State.

Mansfield Timberview HS WR Aaron Burks (Arlington, TX) will be arriving in Boise on Sunday and enrolling this semester at Boise State. "It's real exciting," he said. "Knowing I'm about to start college. It hasn't really sunk in yet."

Burks (6'4, 180, 4.5) has been keeping in close contact with Coach (Brent) Pease over the past few weeks. "I've been talking to Coach Peace," he said. "I just talked to him yesterday. We just talked about what will happen when I get there," he added.

Aaron's parents are thrilled with his commitment to Boise State. "They are excited," he said. "Me being far from home isn't a real issue because they know I still wouldn't be able to come home much if I went to TCU or somewhere close. They are happy."

Mansfield Timberview fell short of expectations during the 2008 season. "I feel like our team could have done a lot better," he said. "Some of our guys weren't as focused as they should have been. They didn't put the team first," he added.

What can Bronco fans expect from Burks? "They can expect me to go hard on every play," he said. "They can expect me to try to put on a show for them. Give 150% and go full speed all the time," Burks added.

Aaron's first team meeting as a Bronco will be next week. "It's going to be real surprising," he said. "I'm grown now. Not a kid anymore. That first team meeting will be special because I have a lot to prove."

Burks has lots that he wants to accomplish this spring. "I'm looking forward to conditioning," he said. "I want to play to the best of my abilities. Get bigger and faster."

The standout WR from Texas could have an immediate impact with the Broncos looking for another WR due to the departure of Jeremy Childs to the NFL. "The plan is for me to play as a freshman," he said. "I wish (Jeremy Childs) would have stayed. He's a great WR."

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