Trinity High School standout Rodjay Burns gets visit from Ohio State coaches and then from Bobby Petrino

Louisville coach Bobby Petrino made Trinity High School standout Rodjay Burns a priority, going to visit the U of L commitment before any other prospect in the Class of 2016. Burns said the visit was an "eye opener" after Ohio State coaches were at Trinity earlier Monday.

Trinity High School two-way standout Rodjay Burns had a visitor at school on Monday. Burns, who is committed to the University of Louisville, was visited by an Ohio State coach as the Buckeyes try to get involved in his recruitment.

But a few hours later, Burns had another visitor at home. He reports U of L head coach Bobby Petrino stopped by and had what he called an "eye opener" conversation about his future.

"He made me feel like he really wanted me," Burns said. "I love Louisville and he said he wanted to come and see me first before he went to see anyone else. I really liked that a lot."

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound Burns committed to Louisville back in March and said he would make an official visit on Jan. 15. He said Ohio State and several other schools are trying to get him to make a visit.

"But I don't think I will take any others besides Louisville," Burns said. "I'm pretty much sold on Louisville.

"Coach (Petrino) talked to me about the future and what college would be like, how football is important but the No. 1 thing was my academics and about me getting a degree. I'm excited about (the future)."

As a senior, Burns had 44 catches for 744 yards and 14 touchdowns as a wide receiver and on defense had 22 tackles, four interceptions and five pass breakups. He was named Class 6-A, District Four Player of the Year.

Burns said he's unsure what position he'll play in college but thinks the U of L coaches "may lean" towards defense.


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