Canes commit blown away by Irish

Three-star running back Robert Burns of Miami (Fla.) Gulliver Prep hit Notre Dame’s Junior Day this weekend. He liked what he saw.

Running back Robert Burns was pleasantly surprised by his first Notre Dame experience on Saturday.

“It was awesome,” Burns said. “It was more than I expected. The campus has so much history and tradition. It really stood out from other schools.

“The Catholicism stands out. I learned more about it because I didn’t know much, and they really value giving back to the community.”

Burns spent time with the entire coaching staff, but he talked most with running backs coach Autry Denson.

“We have similar backgrounds,” Burns said. “He talked about getting me to the next level.”

The 5-foot-11, 210-pound three-star running back claimed offers from Alabama, Florida State, Georgia, Ohio State and Tennessee since his sophomore year. He committed to Miami in February of 2015, long before Mark Richt took over as head coach. 

“Miami is still No. 1, but I’m getting different perspectives,” Burns said. “Notre Dame is really the only other school I’m considering right now. Without a doubt I’m going to return for an official visit.”

Burns is a well-rounded running back with soft hands out of the backfield as well.

“I block, I run routes, I really do it all,” Burns said.

Burns has no other visits currently on his schedule. He’s on track to graduate in December and enroll in college in January.

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