5-Star Brian Burns Enjoys Gators Official

Brian Burns left Florida impressed. The five-star defensive end discusses his Gators official visit and where it stacks up.

Florida left quite an impression on Brian Burns after his official visit this weekend. 

"I enjoyed myself," said the five-star defenisve end. "I thought it was really cool, and I thought the people were very genuine. I just enjoyed myself." 

Burns was hosted by Quincy Wilson during his visit, and the Gators defensive back took to twitter to make sure the entire Gator nation showed the American Heritage standout how they feel. 

"My notifications blew up after that," he joked. "It felt really good. It always feels good to be wanted. I like the fans that are Gators to be honest." 

Along with Wilson, wide receiver Brandon Powell and running back Jordan Scarlett made Burns feel at home,"we had a good time," he said. "It was pretty cool; I liked it." 

Although it was nice to feel wanted by the players and the fans, it was the Florida coaching staff's interest and their plans for him that stood out. 

"They talked about how they need more pass rushers," he said.  "Once the other [defensive end] got hurt [this season] I guess the pass rushing went downward - thats a need for them and a big priority.

"It's good to feel wanted, and they showed me that this weekend." 

But there was one thing that stood out the most to the 6-foot-4, 218 pounder. 

"I feel like they are more about making you a better man than just a better player," said Burns. "[Defensive line] Coach [Chris] Rumph is a man of God and he focuses on making you a better man. It stands out most definitely to me."

After this visit, it seems that Burns has three schools on equal footing: Florida, Georgia and Florida State

"The three schools I like are all equal to me because I feel like I am going to get the same thing at each of those schools," he said. "Right now I'm just thinking about it, but I know I will get the right feeling with a school after I'm done with my officials." 

Burns has two more officials before he decides. 

"I'm going to Alabama on Thursday to Friday, and then from there I am going to FSU."

Although 'Bama is not in the trio mentioned above, it is a school Burns is still consideirng.

"I'm taking an official and giving them a fair shot," he said. "Just trying to hang out with the guys and talking to them [at the final two official visits.]" 


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