Clemson offers Miami RB

While in the Miami area last week, Clemson offensive coordinator Chad Morris stopped by Gulliver Prep School to offer 2017 running back Robert Burns.

RB Robert Burns Profile

Burns sports an impressive offer list, which includes Florida State, Ohio State, Tennessee, West Virginia and Wisconsin. He recently told CUTigers that the timing of Clemson's offer was a bit of a surprise.

"I didn't expect it to come this early. I had a feeling that they would offer," he said. "I remember when they first came by the school. It was actually the defensive coordinator [Brent Venables], he was talking…about [me] coming in as a linebacker actually.

"I just saw the offensive coordinator and he [said] I had an offer."

As a freshman, Burns rushed for around 550 yards and scored nine touchdowns as the backup to senior Mitch Davis.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound rising sophomore is impressed with what he's seen from Clemson's offense over the last few years.

"Right now, I know Clemson is, statistically, one of the most explosive offenses in the game right now," Burns said. "I believe -- I've never been to Death Valley -- but I think that would be exciting to play in Death Valley.

"I see that they've been doing a lot of recruiting in South Florida and they produce a lot of talent from Florida...like Sammy Watkins, a lot of talent from Florida."

With plenty of time before his signing day, Burns has no favorites.

"As of right now, I'm just looking," he said.

A number of factors will be considered.

"Definitely the degree and the academics, what kind of program that they have -- me, I would like to study business," Burns said. "I would like to go to school that could help me within those lines of studying [and] definitely the city and, of course, the football program and where they're going."

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