Focused Burns Could Be Big Addition For Terps

Terps commit Devin Burns spoke to TSR's Scott Kornberg about his goals for next year.

With current senior QB Chris Turner graduating at the end of this football season, the Maryland Terrapins will have a slew of quarterbacks eager to earn the role of starter for next season.

Coach Ralph Friedgen has Jamaar Robinson, C.J. Brown, and Danny O'Brien returning from this year's squad, but incoming freshman Devin Burns could turn into an appealing option.

Burns, who was also recruited by Georgia, Vanderbilt, Mississippi State, and Arkansas, is a very talented player who may become a star for the Terps.

While Burns still has a little under a year before arriving in College Park, he has some big goals for the Terps once he arrives on campus. “I want to win a Georgia State Championship in high school, but at Maryland, I want to win the ACC, and eventually, a National Championship,” says Burns.

These goals are not as far-fetched as they seem. Burns has excellent mobility and rarely turns the ball over, which should come as a relief to Maryland fans. So far there have been ten Terp turnovers in the first four games this year. At quarterback, he would give Maryland the opportunity to run an option offense, which was successful for the Terps in the very beginning of the Ralph Friedgen era.

Although there is a lot to like about the strengths in Burns' game, he is working extremely hard to improve his flaws. “The ACC is one of the toughest conferences in the nation,” Burns said. “In order to succeed against the competition, I need to improve my arm strength and continue to read defenses well.” Maryland coaches and fans should be very excited that Burns displays the work ethic and willingness to come and make a big difference for the Terps.

The hard physical work also translates off the field, into the classroom. “One of the reasons I chose Maryland was because of its great location, right next to Washington, DC, which will help me earn great internships in college and eventually a good job,” Burns said.

If Burns can continue his hard work both on and off the field, he could help turn the Terps around next year.

article edited by Nina Napolitano

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