Amari Burney

Big and Fast Athlete to Visit Eugene?

Amari Burney, Calvary Christian HS., FL., is a special athlete at 6’2, 210 lbs. and a 4.3 forty. Willing to play either side of the ball, whatever gives his team the best chance to win a championship.

Congrats on the Duck offer, which coach have you been talking with, when did he offer?

AB: David Kelly sir.

How much interest in the Ducks do you have? What did coach Kelly talk with you about? Had you guys been in contact before, or was the offer kind of sudden?

AB: A lot of interest. It was kind of sudden, I had never talked to them before, so it was kind of surprising, but a good surprise.

What did he talk with you about?

AB: He was just telling me that they liked my game, and my size, speed, and athleticism. They want me to try to make it up there for a visit to check the school out as well as the coaching staff.

What has your interest in Oregon? What would you like to learn more about the program? Have you been West/Oregon before, will distance be a factor for you and your family when picking a school?

AB: Well the biggest thing is the uniforms, that's piquing my interest the most, nah I'm just kidding, the thing that interests me the most is the history of the school the winning aspect that they bring to college football and the fans. Distance has no relevance in my decision-making when it comes to a college. The only thing that I would want to know more about their program is where would they want me to play, and how they see me helping them win.

That funny! Do you like offense or defense better?

AB: Yes sir, I like them both. I like the defensive side tackling people, coming down hill. On the offensive side scoring touchdowns. In college I just want to play wherever the team needs me to play at so that I can help them win championships.

As far as measurable's, what your current height, weight, bench, squat, and 40 numbers.

AB: I am 6'2, 215, and I run a 4.3 forty.

That is moving for that size, how many offers do you have, any leaders?

AB: I have (21) offers, and no leaders. I just want to go somewhere where I'm wanted wherever that is.

That's a lot of offer's, will you want to narrow the list down at some point?

AB: Yes sir, probably in the next month or so.

Do you play any other sports? What do you do to relax away from football?

AB: I run track, but I'm not doing it this year. As far as relaxation goes, I just like to kick it with friends/family, and just laid back when I'm not going to combines or visiting schools.

Thanks for your time.

AB: Yes sir, no problem.

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