LOI #13: Juston Burris

Raleigh (NC) Broughton ATH Juston Burris has signed with NC State!

Juston Burris
Scout Rating: **
Scout Rank: #151 safety
Size: 6-3, 185-pounds
Hometown: Raleigh, NC
School: Broughton

Projected position at NCSU: Burris prefers wide receiver, but could also play cornerback or safety.

Accolades: Burris was NC State's lone representative in the Shrine Bowl. He was an all-conference selection as a junior.

Stats: Burris had nearly 1,000 yards receiving with 11 touchdowns. Defensively he was responsible for around 40 tackles and three interceptions. As a junior he returned two kickoffs for touchdowns.

Commit Date: March, 22, 2010

Recruiting Scene: Last March, Burris became the first prospect to verbally commit to NC State from the Class of 2011. The NC State coaching staff was immediately attracted to his height and versatility, as he has the potential to contribute at any one of several skill positions on either side of the ball.            

Prior to committing to NC State, Burris had received a scholarship offer from Maryland. He was seriously courted by Clemson, Wake Forest, Duke and East Carolina as well, but decided that he wouldn't find a better home than Raleigh.

Burris attended an NC State junior day the month prior to his commitment, just after picking up an offer from the Pack. He has not looked back and has remained solidly committed since March.

Why NC State?: Prior to his commitment Burris said, "State is definitely on top. I grew up in Raleigh and NC State has always been my favorite team. I've always wanted to play for them so that's why they're on top."

Picked NC State over: Maryland

Scouting Report: As mentioned, Burris has outstanding length which allows him to really stretch the field as a wide receiver. He's hoping that's the position he gets to play when he arrives at NC State. He has the ability to play safety but is also an intriguing cornerback prospect. Not too many corners have his size or long stride, but many believe Burris has the ability to cover bigger wide receivers. He ultimately might play safety because he's not afraid of contact near the line of scrimmage and once he fills out will have the frame for the position. How his body develops is going to be key. Burris has proven himself to be a dynamic kick returner and his interception total over the past few seasons is indicative of his impressive ball skills.

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