Burris Enjoys Official Visit

Raleigh (NC) Broughton defensive back Juston Burris enjoys his official visit to NC State and talks about the trip with Pack Pride.

Juston Burris had a big senior season for Broughton High School. The 6-foot-2, 180-pounder isn't happy that Broughton finished 6-6 after being eliminated in the first round of the state playoffs, but he more than did his part.

Burris said he had just under 1,000 yards receiving with about 11 touchdowns on offense, while on defense he recorded more than 40 tackles and picked off three passes.

Based on his conversations with the coaching staff this weekend while on his official visit, Burris believes the Pack is bringing him in to start off his college career at cornerback. That's subject to change, however, and Burris doesn't really care what position the coaches put him at.

"It was great," Burris said shortly after leaving NC State on Sunday. "I met a few other recruits and a few guys that haven't committed yet. I had a great time.

"First we went to the Case Athletics Center and had breakfast. Then we went over and saw the academic side of being an athlete, and then we went back to the Murphy Center and had lunch. We went to the practice and then we went to the hotel just to rest. We went out to Sullivan's Steakhouse and then each of us went out with our player host after dinner."

Burris' host for the weekend was freshman defensive back Dontae Johnson from New Jersey, and he said they got along very well with one another. He also shared his thoughts on a couple of the other guys that were in town.

"(Mike Rose) told us he had committed at dinner Saturday night," he recalled. "I didn't get to talk to him but Drew Owens came out for practice and we met up with him at the Murphy Center. I didn't really get to talk to him but it looked like he had a pretty good time."

Though Burris does not have a position of preference he did say he feels more comfortable on the offensive side of the ball at this point in his playing career. At 6-3, however, if he fits in as a cornerback he could be an asset against some of the bigger wide receivers the Pack will face in the ACC.

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