California LB Has Three Offers

It only takes a few seconds to understand why Miles Burris, the 6-foot-2, 250-pound linebacker from Granite Bay, California, already has three Division-I scholarship offers. At least, it only takes a few seconds of watching his game film see that he is a legit D-I prospect.

"I got a call from BYU," said Miles Burris "Coach Doman and the staff took a look at my game film and had an offer ready for me after just minutes of watching."

TotalBlueSports.com caught up with Burris to talk to him about recent recruiting developments. Burris was busy last weekend attending the Cal combine on Sunday and then the Fresno State combine on Saturday, where he came away impressed with both schools.

"They both have really nice facilities, I'd be interested in either one if they showed some more interest," said Burris.

To date, Burris has scholarship offers from San Diego State, BYU and Nebraska. The first to offer was San Diego State.

"I'd like to go to San Diego State because that's where a lot of my buddies from Granite Bay High School are going, so it would be nice to be with them," said Burris. "They are also on the uprise, and I'd love to be a part of building a team back up, but I don't mind playing out of state either."

The Cougars followed with Burris' second offer. He knew nothing of the 3-4-4 defensive scheme that BYU head coach Bronco Mendenhall runs. In fact, he does not really know a whole lot about BYU altogether other than its an LDS school.

"I'm a really religious guy, but I'm not Mormon," Burris explained. "That really does nothing to take away from my interest in the school. I don't like to party; it's just not my style. Going to a religious school would be nice—to be in that environment.

"I really liked what BYU told me. They said I could play inside linebacker, which is what I wanted, and it looked like I could be a pretty big contributor."

Those familiar with the 3-4-4 scheme know that a player with physical attributes like Burris type of player would be a perfect fit for the scheme. Burris ran a 4.7 forty yard dash last July and feels he could possibly drop that into the 4.6 range by the fall. Burris matches a lethal combination of strength and speed; he put up almost 450 lbs on the bench press.

Burris' third offer came from Nebraska. He is not the only California linebacker that BYU and the Cornhuskers are after. Both schools also offered Tyler Beck from Murrieta. Like Beck, Burris is impressed by the reputation and tradition of the Midwestern school.

"Nebraska historically is a big time program," said Burris. "I like the coach and the fan base and how everything to the people there is about football. I love that. I received a scholarship offer through a letter dated May 26th. It definitely moves them up there for consideration."

Despite the early attention, there are still a lot of things that Burris will take into consideration when making his final decision.

"Playing time is huge," he said. "I want to be able to come in and contribute as soon as I can. I want to go to a school that fits my playing style and can use me the best."

Burris looks forward to the upcoming season and is excited to get his visits lined up for the year. Look back to TotalBlueSports.com for more updates on Burris in the future.


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