Corral Update: Burks Thrilled To Be A Bronco

When Mansfield Timberview High School WR Aaron Burks (Arlington, TX) committed to the Broncos back in late June, he became the sixth commitment for the 2009 Boise State recruiting class. The future Bronco has been preparing all off-season, along with his teammates, to make a run at the Texas 4A State Championship; but he took a moment out of his hectic schedule to speak with BroncoCountry.com...

Mansfield Timberview High School WR Arron Burks (Arlington, TX) is the latest Texan to commit to Boise State. The BSU Coaching Staff has made Texas a priority since Brent Pease came aboard and it certainly has paid off with excellent results. Burks (6'4 180 4.5) is the latest example as he was recruited by Brent Pease. "Coach Pease recruited me," Burks said. "He came to watch a few of our practices and he told me that he liked what he saw," he added. BSU Head Coach Chris Petersen called a week later and extend an offer to Burks. "He told me they'd like for me to become a Bronco. I was thrilled," he said.

Burks and his family have been able to make a solid connection with the Coaching Staff at BSU. "Coach Pease and Coach Petersen are real down to earth guys. They want to make you a better player and a better person as well," he said. The parents of a recruit can be very vocal in the recruiting process. "My parents love Boise State. Academics are very important and they like knowing that Boise State graduates their players," he said.

The standout WR prospect is still receiving plenty of letters from other schools. "Colorado State, TCU, Texas A&M, and UNLV still send me letters. I'm a solid commit to Boise State," he said. In fact, Burks will only take one official visit and he is already planning for it. "I'm hoping to take an official visit for the Utah State game," he said. The Broncos will take on the Aggies on November 8th.

Burks visited Boise State in late June and committed to Coach Petersen at the end of the visit. "The visit to Boise was amazing. It felt like home," he said. "I got to meet everyone and tour the campus and facilities," he added. Burks is excited about the improvements to Bronco Stadium. "The stadium was awesome. It's going to look great," he said.

One can't talk to a future Bronco and not get their thoughts on playing on the famous blue field. "I love the blue field," he said. "It'll take a little bit of time to adjust due to the QB having the same color jersey as the field," he laughed. "I'll be able to handle it," he added.

Burks along with his family and the BSU Coaching Staff have been discussing a new concept since he committed. "I've discussed it with the coaches and I'd like to graduate in December. I want to get an early start and be there for spring ball," he said. Aaron has been told that he will play as a freshman. "Coach Pete and Coach Peace both told me that they want to get me in the rotation my first year," he said.

Mansfield Timberview finished with a 9-4 record last season. They lost in the third round of the Texas 5A State Playoffs to Hebron High School. Burks is looking forward to his senior season. "Our goal is to win state this year," he said. Mansfield HS will move down to 4A this season as well. "We're moving down a level because our school doesn't have the number of students that it did in the past few years," he said. There is no doubt that Burks is a team player. "I don't have any personal goals," he said. "I just want to do everything I can to make my team better," he added.

Burks caught eleven passes for 72 yards last season. One can expect a significant rise in his stats due to a change in the offense. "We were a running team last year. Our coaches always want to play to our strengths," he said. WR is a strength this season for Mansfield Timberview. "We're going to be throwing the ball all over the field this season," he said.

It certainly looks like Aaron Burks is the total package. He's got the athletic ability and is a team player as well. He carries a 3.3 GPA and an 800 SAT score. BroncoCountry.com will have updates on Arron's progress throughout his senior season.

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