No decision yet from Burcham

Quarterback Neal Burcham out of Greenbrier, Ark. holds a few offers, but hasn't decided where he'd like to play college ball. He took an official visit to SMU a few weeks ago and had a great time, but said he has no timetable for announcing his commitment.

Neal Burcham, a 6-foot-3, 180-pound quarterback out of Greenbrier High School in Arkansas, still hasn't decided where he's going to school.

Burcham holds offers from SMU, Cincinnati, Arkansas State and Central Arkansas, and has been talking to Vanderbilt and Arkansas, but those two schools have not offered yet.

Burcham said he's not sure when he'll make a decision.

"I'm expecting to know…gosh, I really couldn't tell you. I have a lot of deciding to do," Burcham said.

He did say how much he likes SMU. He took an official visit for the UCF game and got to talk to the coaches, watch some film, see the campus and hang out with some of the other recruits. He said he really liked talking to offensive tackle Chauncey Briggs and junior quarterback Eddie Printz, two athletes that have given their commitment to SMU.

"I really like the offense that they have and the types of plays they bring to the table," Burcham said. "It really fits my style. SMU would be a good fit for me."

Burcham said the most important thing to him when choosing a school is winning.

"That's big for me," he said. "A program that wants to win and strives to win. Other than that, having a good relationship with coaches and players and being comfortable in the system is important."

Burcham got the chance to talk to June Jones a little during his official and said that he loves the way Jones coaches and that he'd be "great to play for."

Burcham and Greenbrier are currently 8-1, suffering their first loss of the season this past weekend to Greenwood, who is ranked No. 1 in their district. He's thrown for over 2,500 yards and 35 touchdowns this season, and the team has already clinched a playoff spot.

Asked if the possibility of SMU heading to the Big East would impact his decision, Burcham said it would be a plus.

"It would be exciting, but that's not going to be the deciding factor," he said. "But it would be great, that would just add to the excitement."


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