Trinity star to visit U of L; others call

Trinity High School junior Rodjay Burns recently picked up his first scholarship offer when Louisville coach Bobby Petrino extended an offer. Burns will make a visit to Louisville on Wednesday for Junior Day and updates Cardinal Authority on other interest.

Trinity High School two-way star Rodjay Burns, considered one of the state's elite prospects in the Class of 2016, will attend the Bluegrass Junior Day on Wednesday at the University of Louisville.

Burns, who was recently offered a scholarship by U of L coach Bobby Petrino, is one of about 15 prospects expected at the Junior Day.

"I like them," Burns said. "I grew up an Ohio State fan but being from Louisville, I like them. Reggie (Bonanfon) and James (Quick) are close friends, so I they have told me a lot about it and they like it. I've been out there with those guys."

Burns said U of L is his only offer and said when Petrino told him he was offering it was "really nice" to land the first one.

"We were talking on the phone and he was asking me about my grades and my workout program," Burns said. "And then at the end he just said he wanted to offer me."

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound Burns, who starred as a wide receiver and defensive back, is starting to pick up some attention on the recruiting front.

Burns said he still hears most from Western Kentucky via the mail but has recently added interest from Florida and Ohio State. The Buckeyes had a coach at Trinity on Monday.

Burns has also heard from Cincinnati, Purdue, Missouri and others.

As a junior, Burns led the Class 6-A state champion Shamrocks with four interceptions and also led the team with 47 catches for 718 yards and seven touchdowns. He averaged 14.3 yards on punt returns and 17.5 yards on kick returns.

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