"Right now my top five is NC State, Maryland, Clemson, Southern Miss and probably Louisville," said Burks. "I'm also hearing from Georgia and Middle Tennessee. I've got offers from Ball State, Jacksonville State and Georgia Southern right now, but I want to wait and see what other schools offer."
The 5-11, 188-pound athlete from Union Grove High School in McDonough, Georgia has the ability to play both wide receiver and defensive back at the next level.
"Most schools are just recruiting me as an athlete. It's really going to depend on what the coaches think I can do best to help the team succeed. I don't care what position I end up playing, but I would like to get on the field early somehow."
Union Grove's season ended last weekend in the state playoffs. On the season Burks caught more than 30 passes for over 500 yards and 12 touchdowns. On defense he intercepted four passes, broke up ten more and recorded about 30 tackles. What does he like about NC State?
"I haven't had the chance to visit NC State yet, but I know a little bit about them. I think they're losing a few of their top receivers after this year, and I think I'd be able to go in and compete for or even win some playing time. They've got a good program too. I like the coaches that I've talked to from there. I plan on taking all five of my official visits, and NC State is definitely a place I'd like to go to."
While most prospects talk about their speed or strength as the qualities that makes them good prospects, Burks takes a different approach.
"I think my best asset as a football player and a recruit is the leadership I provide on the field. When there's a big play coming up or an important moment in the game a lot of guys look to me to take control and provide that stability out there. I know what I'm supposed to do on the field and I think I bring some calm to the field."