TT 'Big Show' Interview 9: Eric Burrell

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Effusive and out-going, rising junior corner Eric Burrell seems poised beyond his years, and on the cusp of perhaps a Terps offer.

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland has a nice little pipeline going to local power McDonogh School (Owings Mills, Md.) again, what with athlete Josh Woods last year and offensive lineman Ellis McKennie in this year's commitment class.

And there's no lack of talent in the coming classes, headlined by this 2016 defensive back who took in the Terps first 'Big Show' one-day camp Saturday in Byrd Stadium.

Effusive and out-going, rising junior corner Eric Burrell seems poised beyond his years, and on the cusp of perhaps a Terps offer.

Said the 5-foot-11, 175-pounder before he took in the first 'Big Show' at Maryland of the Terps and exactly where they stand:

"They really like me but they haven't offered me yet. I am just waiting till they offer me. But I really like it so far," Burrell said. "They really like me but they want to see a little bit more of what I can do. But they like how I am aggressive to the ball and everything."

Burrell hasn't been on any other college visits or campuses this summer, and said that after his junior season is when that process will begin.

"Next year is when I will do everything," Burrell said.

The only other campus he has been to is Rutgers, but not for recruiting purposes. Last year he had a couple picks and was one of McDonogh's leading tacklers with his aggressive style.

"Virginia Tech, they offered me. Virginia offered me and ODU offered me. I mean, Virginia Tech, from what I have heard, they are good. But I have to go up their first and see and find out," Burrell said.

Burrell said of incoming Terps freshman Josh Woods "he's like my brother, man. I am so proud of him. So proud," Burrell said.

Burrell does have a hobby, and that is following college uniforms and styles.

"I have always liked Maryland because of their uniforms. I am a big type of uniforms guy. I like Maryland's and Oregon's uniforms," Burrell said.

Five years ago Burrell moved from Frederick to the Baltimore area. This season he wants to take his game to the next level.

"I think I can be even more aggressive than I am, and have even more interceptions," Burrell said.

He said he typically runs 4.7 40s, and may project at safety at college. He said he likes Maryland's combination of athletics and academics so far.

"Also I like what I hear about their tutoring program here at Maryland. I like the way they are setting it up, after football and early in the morning, and then after that you have all day to finish your work and stuff," Burrell said.

Burrell attended the 'Big Show' with various teammates including McKennie and receiver Michael Cornwell.

As for McDonogh and their prospects of defending their conference title this fall, he said:

"We are going to be good. We've got our defense back, and our offense, once we get to clicking we'll be pretty good," Burrell said.

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