Louisville commitment Rodjay Burns of Trinity recaps his official visit; called his talks with U of L coaches "great" and "very informative"

Louisville Trinity High School standout Rodjay Burns recaps his official visit to the University of Louisville this weekend. Burns is committed to the Cardinals but will make a final visit next weekend to Ohio State before making a final decision.

Louisville Trinity High School standout wide receiver/defensive back Rodjay Burns has been on campus to the University of Louisville more than a dozen times since he committed to the Cardinals last March.

But this weekend it was different for Burns.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound three-star prospect was making his official visit with the Cardinals.

"I learned a lot," Burns said. "I really did. I was really looking forward to learning a lot more about the coaches and especially (Keith Heyward) the new (secondary) coach. I really like coach Heyward.

"We sat down and talked and I liked how he explained how he coaches a lot. I like him a lot."

Burns said his friend and former Trinity standout Reggie Bonnafon, a junior next season at U of L, was his host while on campus. He also spoke with former Trinity star James Quick, another close friend and current U of L player.

But Burns said he also enjoyed his time learning about the program.

"The time really showed me a lot," Burns said. "I learned a lot, I really did."

Burns, who will visit Ohio State next weekend, is being recruited as a defensive player by the U of L staff. He shot down any notion of several Intenet reports that he only wants to play offense.

"No, I want to play defense," Burns said. "I really liked offense but (defense) just kind of grew on me. And looking at my future, I think if I have a chance to play further (in his career after college) it's on defense."

As far as the Ohio State visit, Burns said he spoke with Quick and he "told me why he didn't go there," when the Buckeyes also came after the current U of L star late in his recruitment. But Burns said "I want to see for myself."

Burns will make the visit this weekend and then will make a final decision. He said the U of L staff has never pressured him about taking the trip to Columbus, Ohio.

"It shows me a lot from them," Burns said. "They told me I should explore, go on more visits and make sure. They feel like they have done their job and they have done it the best they can. I like that about them."


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