FSU offers 2018 4-star Athlete Amari Burney

Florida State has offered 2018 Safety prospect Amari Burney.

Clearwater (Fla.) Central Catholic 4-star athlete Amari Burney has picked up an offer from Florida State. The Seminoles are his twelfth offer including Auburn, Florida, Miami, Kentucky, Louisville, Miami, and Michigan among others. 

Burney camped with the Seminoles last summer, but at a different position.

"I was coming in at a new position," Burney said. "Last summer I came in as a wide receiver, but they see me more as a safety. So then this camp, I worked all summer on my technique at safety, and came in today." 

He was able to work directly with Florida State defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach Charles Kelly, and really enjoyed working with the enthusiastic coach.

"Very high tempo coach," Burney said. "Exciting. When he talks to you he gives you respect. He'll look you in your eyes and tell you what you did wrong and what you did right."

Not only did Burney perform well during camp, he tested extremely well. He ran a 4.38 40-yard dash while broad jumping 9-foot-4 and posting a 21-inch vertical jump. After the camp day was over, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher pulled Burney into his office and extended him the offer.

"Jimbo Fisher is a legend, it's a huge offer for me," Burney said. "Just the way they offered. Jimbo pulled me in his office and offered and I liked that. I know that they put a lot of DB in the NFL, and I like that about a school. Also every year they compete for a national championship."

The 6-foot-1.5, 198-pound safety is the No. 8 athlete and No. 170 player overall in the 2018 Scout 300. He does not have a set commitment date, and will commit when he feels that he is ready.

*Corey Bender contributed to this story. 


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