All about feeling at home for Burns

Artie Burns backed off his early commitment to Alabama in March, so who is in the running for this four-star corner? Get the latest here.

"Alabama is still in it and I still talk to them weekly. I talk to Coach Stoutland and Coach Saban and they still want me. They tell me they want me as much as they did before," Artie Burns told Scout.

Burns still has Alabama high on his list, but he wants to explore all of his options. He made a decision a little too quickly.

"I had to sit back, look at my options, and see where I want to be. I just committed too soon.

"Alabama, Florida State, Miami, Louisville, USC, and LSU are the schools high on my list right now."

The school closest to home is really making a push for the Northwestern star.

"Miami is coming at me hard and I talk to every coach from there. I have been on their campus a lot because they are close to home. They have great tradition, especially at defensive back, so I am looking at them pretty hard too."

Both Alabama and Miami will get an official visit from Burns after September 1 as will another in-state program.

"Florida State has a lot of great history at their program and I like them. Their coaches are cool and they make me feel comfortable. I plan to visit them officially during the season. Florida State, Alabama, and Miami are the only schools I know I will visit officially right now," said the 6-foot-1, 180 pound cornerback.

Once all the dust settles, the official visits are taken, and Burns is ready to make his final decision, one thing will play a big role in that.

"Me feeling at home is what it is all about. I have to feel comfortable, I have to feel good at the school, and I want to feel like I am home. I will commit late in the fall after the season is over, but it is all about how I feel when I am at a school."

Scout ranks Burns no. 18 in the country at cornerback.

Chad Simmons is currently a National Recruiting Analyst for FOX Sports/Scout. He started with Scout in 2003 and then moved on to another Recruiting Service from 2004-2008 before returning to Scout the first of 2009 to become South Recruiting Manager.
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