Antonio Burton Talks About Commitment

It has been a trying year for Antonio Burton, but the senior puts everything in perspective and is focused on what is ahead.

Antonio Burton was entering his senior year for a Guyer team picked to be one of the best in the State of Texas. Burton was committed to Kansas and seemed to have everything set.

"I got a call from Coach Jackson at Kansas," explained Burton. "He said Coach Mangino was pulling my scholarship because he thought I was too short."

Apparently the former Jayhawk Head Coach did not check out how tall Burton was before he offered a scholarship to the 5'11" defensive back.

Burton was injured in his team's first playoff game. "I'm ready to get through this rehab," added Burton. "It should take about six months."

Arizona, UTEP, Louisiana Tech, and Tulsa had offered a scholarship to Burton. "Louisiana Tech and Tulsa were the only two schools to stay with me," said Burton. "Tulsa wanted me to go to a prep school. They wanted me to keep my grades up and get over my injury."

Louisiana Tech was rewarded for staying with Burton, who projects as a safety and nickelback for the Bulldogs. Burton recently committed to Louisiana Tech. "I like Tech a lot," added Burton. "I think I have a chance to play early. Hopefully I can get my knee better and be ready this fall."

Burton was scheduled to visit Louisiana Tech this weekend. Guyer is in the state semifinals against Longview, so Burton rescheduled his visit for January 8th.

With his team marching closer to a State Championship, Antonio Burton has everything coming back together. It should be a great for for both Antonio and Louisiana Tech.

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