Recruiting 2018: Ian Burnette's a Versatile Weapon

“I like both for different reasons.” Said Burnette on whether he prefers offense or defense. “You know, I just like getting after people on every single play. That’s why I love playing line in general.”

Ian Burnette, from Wimberley Hs in Wimberley, TX, attended the mini-camp put on by Oklahoma State this past Sunday at the Sherman Smith Indoor. Watching him, he worked out at guard, center and defensive tackle during the one-on-one drills.

“Good, good, I felt it was a good solid performance, good coaching, good all-around feel.” Said Ian Burnette of his performance at the mini camp at the Sherman Smith Indoor this past Sunday.

Burnette, a 6-3, 277-pound guard, runs a verified 40 time of 5.17 going into the summer before his senior season. His first step is quick and he’s able to pick up rushers very quickly.

“Just a good overall performance. Good kick steps, good run blocking, he’s a great coach (Coach Henson). I picked up some things I can definitely take home.” Said Burnette on what he thought the coaches picked up on during his performance.

He’s very physical once the ball is snap, and he has great balance. There weren’t many opportunities for the defensive tackle to get to the QB when it was his turn in the one-on-one drills.

“I like both for different reasons.” Said Burnette on whether he prefers offense or defense. “You know, I just like getting after people on every single play. That’s why I love playing line in general.”

Where ever he goes, it’s going to be a tough decision for the coaching staff to make on whether he’s going to play on the offensive or defensive line.

According to Scout, Burnette has four offers, from Ole Miss, Missouri, TCU and SMU. I can’t imagine that his offer list is going to stay this short for much longer.

“Good, good.” Said Burnette about his recruiting process. “Got schools interested, just blessed to be a part of this process.” When I asked him what some of the schools that’s in the mix, he just said “Just a few big programs that I’m really interested in right now.”

And I can respect that. There’s some guys that want the whole world to know where they’ve been, and who they’ve been talking to, and then there’s guys who want to keep the process within the family. Me, I would probably want to keep the process relatively private as well.


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