Burton likes the feel in Knoxville

Myron Burton has spent time in Knoxville on multiple occasions in 2013 and he likes the feeling he gets up there. Get the latest on this Peach State athlete here...

"I have been up to Tennessee a couple of times this year now. I was up there for Junior Day earlier and then I went back for their spring game last weekend," Myron Burton told Scout.

The Junior Day happened a couple of months ago and Burton got some big news that day.

"Tennessee offered me a scholarship to play wide receiver when I was up at their Junior Day. It was either late February or early March when that happened.

"I was watching film with Coach Thigpen and he told me that he liked me, that he liked my size, and that they were looking for some bigger wide receivers in this class like me, and that is why he offered me. It was big news for me."

Since then, UT has been on Burton's mind. He returned to Knoxville this past Saturday.

"I went back up there for their spring game and it was great. I have been staying in touch with Coach Thigpen, so it was nice to get up there again. There was a lot of orange there and I like it a lot."

The feeling this 6-foot-2, 203 pound junior out of Suwanee (Ga.) Peachtree Ridge had when he was there is what stood out the most.

"There is a great vibe there. They have great fans, the atmosphere there is nice, and it feels like family there."

When asked about his interest in the Vols, he said, "I have big-time interest in Tennessee. I like how they look at me as a person, not just as a recruit or as a player. I like them a lot."

His interest in UT may be high, but he is not ready to place any school on top of his list. He is hearing from numerous schools and he plans to stay busy on the road this summer looking to earn more offers.

"Mississippi State, Missouri, Auburn, Clemson, Florida State, and some others are showing interest in me right now.

"I am heading to Florida State, Ohio State, Arkansas, Missouri, and some other SEC schools this summer for one-day camps. I want to show all the coaches what I can do."

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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