Burton Closing in on Offers

Longview OLB/S Jordan Burton is attending Junior Day at an in-state school this weekend, and the three-star prospect would like nothing better than to depart with his first scholarship offer. Read further to get the details on Burton, who played a crucial role in the Lobos' run to the Class 5A Division II semifinals last year.

Jordan Burton, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound OLB/S from Longview High in Texas is a prospect that an abundance of schools will be keeping a close eye on and he could be on the verge of landing his first offer.

"I'm going to Texas A&M's Junior Day this weekend, followed by the Texas Top 100 Combine the following week. I've been invited to Junior Days at Texas Tech, Oklahoma State, Missouri, and Houston. My favorite school is Texas Tech, because they've been consistent with the recruiting. My cousin, LaDarrin Robertson, is committed to Texas Tech and they've heavily recruited me along with him.

"I really like Texas A&M, Oregon, Oklahoma State, and Oklahoma. I feel like I have a pretty good chance at getting an offer from A&M this weekend because of my size, speed, and ability. I'm going with my teammate, Eric Hawkins, and we hope to both get offered. He's a speedster."

What did Burton have to say about his junior season and what position does he prefer?

"Longview wasn't expected to do anything last year," he said. "We lost 39 seniors from the previous year and seven coaches. However, teams that have been written-off immediately have historically done well at Longview. When we lost three of our first four games, you could look up into the crowd and count the number of people there on your hand, so I commend the people who stepped up for us.

"I had 116 tackles, four tackles for loss, six passes broken up, four forced fumbles, and a fumble recovery. I've come to love the safety position. After junior high, the coaches moved me from running back and fullback to defense, where I played linebacker, safety, and cornerback. I like coming off the hash at safety. You can see the field better than at linebacker. Your vision is much broader, and I believe that I'll be a great safety if I keep putting in more speedwork."

Longview went 10-5 in 2010 and lost by one point to Denton Guyer in the semifinals.

-Greg Powers-

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