Florida RB talks about Big 10 offer

Roshard Burney is a standout RB prospect from Palm Beach Gardens.

Roshard Burney just landed an offer from Illinois.

"I really like them a lot. I was real shocked about the offer but I'm really interested in them and plan on going up for a visit."

Burney, who ran for 730 yards and 8 touchdowns in 2010, previously held BCS offers from Cincinnati and Rutgers along with several other Div 1 offers.

As a prospect: Burney is a big, strong back who gets a lot of tough yards in between the tackles. If you're looking at 3rd and 2, Burney is especially your guy. He runs with good balance and leg drive and can get those tough yards inside. He doesn't have blazing speed but he keeps the chains moving and has the athleticism to make some things happen in the open field. He should attract some Division 1 attention in the coming months and become one of the top RB prospects in Palm Beach County for the 2012 class.

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