Recruiting: JUCO Receiver To Visit OSU

Don't let the numbers fool you when talking about Gulf Coast (Mississippi) Community College wide receiver Tony Burks. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound sophomore may have just eight catches in five games this season but he's exactly the type of receiver that could fit into Larry Fedora's no-huddle, spread offense.

"I'm pleased with how I'm playing," Burks said Wednesday night. "I just haven't been getting the ball thrown my way much."

Burks said he plans to visit Oklahoma State on Dec. 9. He also is being recruited by and plans to visit Ole Miss (Nov. 19) and Mississippi State (visit date undecided). A native of Mississippi, Burks said he will graduate in December and plans to enroll in January at the school he selects.

"No one leads right now. Just because I'm from Mississippi doesn't mean Ole Miss or Mississippi State are ahead of Oklahoma State," said Burks, a JC Grid-Wire first-team preseason All-American. "I wouldn't mind going out of state if that is the right place for me. I'm looking for a school that's going to pass the ball a lot, has a stable coaching staff that's going to be there, and a place that's going to give me a chance to earn a starting position right away."

Gulf Coast, 4-1, moved up 11th (from 16th) in this week's National Junior College Athletic Association poll after last Thursday's 55-47 victory over defending NJCAA national champion Pearl River. The victory snapped Pearl River's school-record 23-game winning streak.

Burks had his best game of the season with four catches in Gulf Coast's only loss this season to Southwest, 34-31, on Oct. 8.

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