Wolfpack is Big Leader for Raleigh Safety

Juston Burris doesn't shy away from the fact he grew up an NC State fan. He talks with Pack Pride about his recent offer from the Wolfpack as well as his visit to State over the weekend.

The state of North Carolina appears to be stocked with talent for the class of 2011 and one of the more recent names to surface is Juston Burris from Broughton High School in Raleigh.

The 6-2, 185 pound athlete starred at a variety of spots as a junior but is likely destined for defense once he gets to college. This past year he finished up with 86 tackles, two interceptions, and had two kick returns for touchdowns en route to all-conference honors.

Burris takes in junior day at NC State

Burris is familiar with NC State but got to see the program in-depth this past weekend during his visit for junior day. The Wolfpack has offered and impressed with their efforts on Sunday.

“Junior day went real well,” said Burris. “We went down to the stadium and got a tour of the press box. They toured us around the campus.

“State likes me as a safety. They said they really like me because I can make open field tackles and they said they’re really interested in me signing. We went to position meetings and there was about four or five of us that got to meet with coach Reed.”

Other teams in the mix?

In addition to NC State, Burris is also hearing from several other schools. He’s hoping to check a couple of them out over the coming weeks.

“I got an offer from Maryland but I think Duke and Wake Forest are close. Georgia Tech and Cincinnati are also recruiting me.

“I’m going to Duke for a couple more practices and I’m going to Maryland in March and then Wake Forest within the next month.”

Wolfpack the team to beat

“I like NC State, Maryland, Duke, Wake Forest and Georgia Tech. 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.”

Early decision for Burris?

Burris is a soft spoken player who doesn’t thrive on attention so it doesn’t appear he’ll drag through a whole year of recruiting. In fact, he’d like to get his decision out of the way sooner rather than later.

“I don’t want to wait until signing day so I want to do it a little earlier, but I still want to talk to my parents and make sure it’s the right decision. So, I don’t think it’ll be real soon but it won’t be until signing day.”

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