Burton Makes Return Trip

NC State tight end commitment Chris Burton was on campus for an unofficial visit recently. He talks about the trip with Pack Pride.

Earlier in the year Chris Burton was grappling with one of the most difficult decisions of his life- trying to decide where to attend college. We all know how that story played out. The Danville (VA) tight end committed to NC State in early June.

Burton has been to NC State several times already a little over a week ago he made another trip to Raleigh. This time he visited the school as a committed prospect with the recruiting process behind him, and he was especially proud for one big reason.

"I was just happy because I got to bring my little brother up there," Burton said. "It was his first time going. I've been to NC State like five times. He was very excited. He was very surprised about the facilities and all of that. He had never been to an extremely big school like that. He kept on comparing it to other places he had been and he thought it was the best."

While it was his brother's first time on campus Burton knows his way around by now. He did get to tour the school a little bit more and had a chance to speak with several of the assistants and Tom O'Brien.

In the past he had spoken with other recruits, committed and uncommitted. This time he pretty much stayed to himself and spent time with his brother, who is 13.

Burton had a good chance to watch the scrimmage and with the season coming quickly he's pumped about the team the Pack will field this fall.

"I feel like they've got a huge chance to achieve their biggest goals this year. The big one is winning the ACC championship. That's the biggest goal right now and I feel like they've got a very good chance at that. They've got some guys returning from injuries and a lot of good players."

While the scrimmage was going on Burton was focused in on the tight ends as you might expect.

"I've gotta watch them first," he said. "I think it's a great fit for me. I can't wait 'til I can get there. I know they pass it a lot and they make sure they get it to the tight ends. When it's time to block it's time to block."

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