2013 QB Burns Talks Penn State

Stone Bridge (VA) junior quarterback Ryan Burns is enthusiastic with new Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien.

Since the 2011 season ended, good news has been coming to Stone Bridge High (VA) junior Ryan Burns. The 6-foot-5, 220-pound pro-style quarterback was selected to play in the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He received a scholarship offer from Dana Holgersen's high-powered Mountaineers, and most recently, has been given the "OK" from Penn State new head coach Bill O'Brien and company.

"Coach O'Brien is honoring his scholarship. He loved it [highlights]," said Ryan's father Bryan Burns regarding his most recent conversation with their recruiter Larry Johnson.

Burns and his father see a promising future for the Nittany Lions behind the O'Brien era.

"It's a great fit. I don't know exactly what he plans to do with that offense, but I know we would love to see a pro-style offense. Obviously, if it's anything similar to what the New England Patriots are doing, it would be a wonderful opportunity for Ryan to transition to that style of play."

"Like everyone of the these schools, it's all about the right fit and I think Penn state has got a guy who will work out perfectly for what this team really needed to bring on."

Burns currently holds six scholarship offers from Rutgers, Boston College, Penn State, Virginia, Stanford and West Virginia. He earned All-Northern Region honors in 2011 after passing for more than 1,800 yards for the Liberty District champion Bulldogs. He also made the Northern Region honor roll with a 3.98 grade point average.

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