LB Miles Burris

Miles Burris, the 6-2, 242-pound linebacker prospect from Granite Bay (Calif.) High has his heart set on playing his college football in the Golden State, but a handful of other schools are trying to change his mind...

Granite Bay (Calif.) linebacker Miles Burris (6-2, 242) is pretty clear on where he prefers to spend his college years.

"I'd really like to stay in California," said Burris. "My top three schools are Cal, UCLA and USC."

For now, though, only an offer from San Diego State comes from an in-state program. Still, other schools have been showing an interest, with BYU and Nebraska being his two most recent offers.

In fact, he nearly threw out any record of Nebraska offering him.

"I had a few letters and I thought some were junk mail. But the one I got from Nebraska was actually a letter offering me," Burris said. "This definitely moves Nebraska onto my list, and puts the pressure on the other schools."

California is the slight leader for Burris, with USC and UCLA right behind. But he's also looking outside the state too, even if he prefers to stay here for college.

"I've gotten calls from BYU, Arizona, Utah State, Utah, Washington and Boise State," said Burris. "Nevada, UNLV, Arizona State and Washington State have all come by the school.

With the Bears, Trojans and Bruins at the top, San Diego State, Fresno State, BYU and Nebraska round out his top seven.

Last weekend, Burris attended the Fresno State camp and Cal camp.

"I'm kind of on camp overload. I went to the Nike Camp at Stanford too. And my team is going to a camp at Nevada this summer," said Burris.

Burris is being recruited for two positions. "Some schools that are recruiting me, want me to play linebacker. Some schools want me to play defensive end. I'm being recruited for both, but I prefer linebacker," he said.

He said he doesn't have any immediate plans to make a decision.

"I'm going to wait on it and see what my options are, maybe take some visits," said Burris.

Last season, Burris racked up 90 tackles and three sacks, with two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

Academically, Burris has a 3.2 GPA and took the SAT on May 3rd.


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