Fairfield, Ohio, Freshman H.S.
Stats: Burns helped open holes for a team that finished 10-2, had five running backs over 150 yards and that passed the ball for more than 2,500 yards on the season.
Commit Date: June 27
Recruiting Scene: Burns visited Louisville for the Spring Game last season and committed to the Cardinals over several Big Ten offers.
Why Louisville? "I just really liked the overall atmosphere. I was worried when the coaching change happened but it worked out for me. I love it there and the new coaches."
Picked U of L over: Maryland, Michigan State, Nebraska, Pittsburgh, West Virginia and others.
Scouting Report: "Burns has gone from being a big kid to a top prospect who has worked hard to reshape his body to be a true athlete. A natural knee bender, Burns has no problem getting his pad level low and shows great physical (brute) strength where he can give a solid punch to a defenders chest and make a statement."-- in-season evaluation by Dave Berk, Scout.com.