Recruiting: Burton Has Good Visit; OU Remains

Muskogee (Okla.) High School standout defensive end Derek Burton said, "it all went pretty good," on his visit to Oklahoma State this weekend. The 6-5, 255-pound Burton came into the visit having known a lot about Oklahoma State because his father started on the offensive line there and he had been on campus on several occasions.

"There wasn't anything too new, just meeting a lot more people," Burton said of the visit. "As far as academics there was one person that was designated to tell us about business (his desired major). There are a lot of branches of business and I'm not sure which one I want to get into yet."

Burton was hosted by a former Muskogee teammate and current OSU wide receiver Zach Ross.

Burton visisted Tulsa in December and now will visit Oklahoma next weekend. He wasn't giving any clue to which of the in-state schools is going to get his commitment, but he did say what will factor into his decision-making process.

"At this point it will come down to where I feel the most comfortable," said Burton. "That's one of the things I'm looking at when I meet with the players and coaches is simply where I feel I will fit in the best."

On the field Burton fits with any team, coming off a very impressive senior season that saw him play both ways and play well. He has earned his accolades on defense where he had 141 tackles to finish 7th in Class 6A. He also had 17 sacks and 18 other tackles for losses.

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