Burton Familiar with Gators' Style

Venice (Fla.) High School class of 2010 quarterback Trey Burton has experience running the spread option offense that the Gators feature, and he showed that at UF's camp last week. The 6-3, 212-pound prospect is drawing attention but is more focused on his team's goals heading into his junior season.

Can you talk about the teams that have shown interest in you at this point?

"Since I'm a sophomore, they all go through my coach John Peacock. Coach said everyone that came through this spring was really interested in me.

Did you have any childhood favorites growing up?

"I didn't really have a favorite team until I was like 10 and then I started liking the Gators."

Who are some teams that you would like to hear more from right now in regards to the recruiting process?

"I am interested in everyone, this process just began and I am going to leave all my options open."

Do you know which schools that you will visit or camp at moving forward?

"I have been to the Florida QB camp. I was able to see UNLV at the Elite 11 camp. I am planning on attending the one-day Gator camp, the one-day FSU camp and the USF 7-on-7 camp this summer."

Talk about what the most important factors are for you in picking a school?

"I think the type of offense they run and the QB's they have on their roster will be important factors in where I decide to attend."

When would you ideally like to make your decision?

"I am just going to focus on this year at Venice and try to lead my team to the state championship, and try to do the same my senior year. I really do not care when I decide or when I get offered. The important thing right now is to lead my team and continue to get good grades in the classroom. I am on track to graduate in December of my senior year, so it would be nice to get in a school so I can get an extra spring in and get some classes out of the way."

When you were at Florida, could you see yourself playing for the Gators and why?

"Yes. I have been to a few Florida games and that would be an awesome atmosphere to play in."

Talk about your relationship/talks with the coaches a UF especially Urban Meyer?

"I was able to see coach Meyer at the Florida camp during some drills and he spoke with me after the camp. Coach Addazio and coach Mullen both came by our school in the spring to watch me in practice."

What were you most impressed with about the University of Florida?

"Just how much fun it was there and how nice everyone is."

How do you feel that you would fit into the system that the Gators run?

"Their system is similar to what we run at Venice. I get to run the ball and get in the gun and throw it. I think I would fit in good in that style offense."

How do your mom and dad feel about the Gators at this time?

"My mom thinks the campus is beautiful and the Gators are awesome."

Can you talk about your leadership qualities on and off the field?

"I am working on becoming a better leader this year, not that I was a bad leader I was just young and inexperienced last year. It was really my first year at the QB position and I definitely feel a lot more comfortable at the position. As far as being a leader off the field I have no problem with that at all. I do not get involved with alcohol or drugs and I excel in the classroom. I am going to help run a kid's basketball camp, a QB/Receiver camp. Other things I plan on doing include reading to the elementary kids, Toys for Tots, and challenger baseball for handicapped kids and church activities."

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