UGA offers, now in-state QB will visit

Two coaches from Georgia spent Tuesday afternoon watching a quarterback they thought highly of before they even got to the school. They needed to see a little more to pull the trigger and they did just that after watching him go through spring practice. This in-state QB will now visit Athens in the near future.

"I found out about the offer from Coach [John] Lilly through email," said Devin Burns. "Coach Lilly and Coach [Mike] Bobo were down at Carver on Tuesday and they watched me practice before they offered me that night."

"I wasn't really surprised by the offer because they have been telling me that they were probably going to offer me soon. I had been talking to Georgia a lot the past couple of weeks, so they have been showing me a lot of attention lately. It is a nice offer, but I was not that surprised by it."

Even though Burns has not been in football mode recently, he felt he performed pretty well in front of the UGA coaches.

"I have been in track, so I have not thrown in a while, so I know I was a little rusty out there. I think I did good though coming right off of track season. It was only our second practice, so I think I did pretty good. I will just keep getting better this spring though now that track is over."

After the offer was presented to the 6-foot-2, 183 pound QB that runs the 40 yard dash in 4.6 seconds, he talked to his recruiting coach.

"I have not talked to Coach Bobo yet, but I talked to Coach Lilly after I found out about the offer and he told me that they talked to Coach Richt about me and they all decided that I could fit in well at Georgia," Burns said. "They like that I could bring athleticism, give them a dual-threat quarterback, and they think I could really do well there."

Georgia was offer number seven for the Columbus native. The Bulldogs joined Arkansas, Maryland, Southern Miss, Troy, UAB, and Vanderbilt on Burns' offer list.

Now, he plans to check out Athens this summer.

"I am interested in Georgia and I am going to visit them probably in June with my parents. I have not been there before, so it will be my first visit to Georgia. My parents and I are going to plan a trip over there for sure so we can see what it is like in Athens."

He may not have visited UGA yet, but he knows a few things about the Bulldog program.

"I do research on all of the schools that have offered me, so I am going to learn a lot more about Georgia, but I have seen them play on T.V. some and I know they just had a couple of top draft choices in [Matthew] Stafford and [Knowshon] Moreno. I know they have a good football program too, so I am going to look at them now."

Burns said that no school has the lead at this time and that he is open to going anywhere in the country as long as he feels comfortable. He is in a military family, so he has traveled his entire life.

He currently carries a 3.3 GPA and it waiting for his SAT score to come back.

Chad Simmons is the Recruiting Analyst for the South Region and he can be reached at

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