Scout exclusive: Spotlight on Eric Burrell

Meet Nebraska target and three-star safety Eric Burrell via our exclusive video profile.

Here’s an exclusive look at Eric Burrell, a three-star safety from Owings Mills (MD) Mc Donogh School, who currently is one of Nebraska's top targets in the 2016 class.

In this 60-second, exclusive Spotlight video, you'll see firsthand what makes Burrell the nation’s No. 28 safety  - and you’ll learn what he’s like off the field.

Burrell says his favorite play in high school is called “gold,” where the safety has free reign to make a play. You see an example of this 34-seconds into the video when the Maryland prep identifies a play-action screen pass and tackles the receiver at the line of scrimmage.

Interviewed by Scout, Burrell shares what he’s looking for in a college and his thoughts on life after football.

Burrell currently has plans to officially visit Nebraska in early September, when the Huskers take on South Alabama.  It also looks like the Wisconsin, Duke, Syracuse and Boston College are also players for his services.  

“Burrell likely will play safety in college, but schools may initially try him at cornerback,” said Scout.com national recruiting analyst Brian Dohn. “He reads plays well and breaks on passes with a good burst, and he plays his angles. He is physical and can close ground at the end of a play. In the running game, he is quick to recognize the play and he gets low and tackles at the waist. He has good speed and acceleration, but he needs to work on his man-to-man coverage.”

Stay tuned to Scout for even more exclusive videos like these to come over the following days and weeks. Also, check out our exclusive Scout Now daily takes when news breaks.


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