Burse is a Star in Gainesville

The thought of spring for some means blooming flowers and chirping birds. For college football recruits, spring is a season of traveling and exploring scholarship options. The beautiful weather affords an opportunity to take trips to college campuses across the country. Alpharetta (Ga.) wide receiver Carlos Burse hopes these visits will allow him to narrow down his list of favorite schools.

"The recruiting process is a little stressful. It's always fun though. The traveling to so many different places and trying to figure out what the best place is for me is probably the most stressful part," said Burse.

Over the weekend, Carlos Burse was able to make a trip down to Gainesville to watch Florida's Orange and Blue Debut.

"The visit to Florida was a fun trip, actually. It was a lot of fun seeing the campus and watching the game. We got to tour the campus and they showed us like all of the academic places and where some of the players chill at and that's basically it," the talented wide receiver said.

While he was at Florida, Burse got a small taste of what it would be like to be a Gator football player.

"My favorite part was probably when I was leaving the stadium. I was going out of the exit where the football players exit and there were little kids there asking for autographs so that was pretty cool," he admitted.

For Burse, a return trip to Gainesville for camp is a strong possibility.

"I talked to [Florida receivers coach Aubrey Hill] and he didn't really say too much but he told me that he enjoyed watching my film and he told me that he wants to get me down there for the camp so I think I will go down there for their camp," he said.

His trip to Florida was not his first trip to a college campus this spring and it will not be his last.

"I went to Mississippi State the weekend before I went to Florida. That visit was actually a lot of fun. It was cool to see the campus. It was really a college town. The whole place is out in the middle of nowhere so it was interesting to see that," Burse said.

"I couldn't really compare the two visits but they were very different," he added.

At this point, Burse has a few schools that really interest him.

"Florida and Mississippi State are definitely schools that I really like. I also want to take a trip to Oklahoma. I'm taking a trip to Clemson this weekend. I'm still trying to see what is going on with Alabama so I'm not too sure about that one," he said.

So far, the 6-foot-3, 204-pound receiver has offers from Florida, Mississippi, Mississippi State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and a few other schools, but some schools are recruiting him more heavily than others.

"Mississippi State is probably the school that is recruiting me the hardest right now. I get quite a few letters from the coaches there. I don't really talk to the Florida coaches very often," he said.

Clearly, Burse has attracted a lot of attention. The highly sought after prospect thinks that his film is one of the reasons that he has received so much interest from college coaches.

"I think when [college coaches] look at my film I think they really like how I catch the ball. I would probably say that it is definitely one of my strengths. I definitely want to improve my speed," he said.

As the recruiting process progresses, Burse will continue to gain interest from college coaches. The talented receiver will take the time to explore his options until he can make an educated decision on where he will play college football.


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