Former BYU Recruit Chooses MWC

Miles Burris will get a chance to play in LaVell Edwards Stadium, but only once every other year. Heading into December of last year, the linebacker recruit from Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, California had offers from Nebraska and Fiesta Bowl winner Boise State, but in the end, he chose the Mountain West's San Diego State.

"I feel good," says Miles Burris about choosing to play for the Aztecs.

With the recruiting pressure is off his shoulders, Burris is positive that he made the right choice.

"There are many reasons I committed to SDSU," he said. "The overall area of San Diego was very appealing to me and I love the beach. I fit into their program really well and already know their defense pretty well too because that is what we ran in high school. I felt most comfortable with the San Diego coaches than any other school that had offered."

As anyone who follows the Mountain West Conference knows, the SDSU program is more than a work in progress. Burris is not worried about that at all, however, and sees many things going in the right direction for the Aztec program.

"I know SDSU is going to be all uphill battle from here and I am not worried about that at all," said Burris. "All of their coaches are very experienced, and head coach Chuck long was the offensive coordinator of Oklahoma when they won a couple of national championships. This was his first year at SDSU and I think all the changes in one year were hard for the players. This is also the coaches' first recruiting class for SDSU and it is turning into a great one."

SDSU currently has commitments from highly touted California prospects such as, Ryan Lindley, a QB prospect out of Lakeside and defensive backs Travis Crawford out of Chula Vista and Brandon Davis of Rancho Cucamonga.

Burris is also excited to play against BYU and considers it an honor.

"I think that it will be fun to play against BYU because they had offered me," said Burris. "That will be a fun game because they are a tough team and a good opponent. It was an honor to be offered by BYU."

Burris finished the season with a 9-3 record, including a second round state play off appearance, had 120 tackles, 6.5 sacks, 4 forced fumbles, 2 recovered fumbles and 1 blocked field goal.

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