Speedster Hearing From TCU!

When people think about TCU football, they often think of speed. That is what this 2010 recruit has. Pure speed. Find out who it is inside BigPurpleNation.com!

If TCU is looking for speed in the 2010 recruiting class, they may have found one of the fastest guys out there. The Frogs are currently watching Don Bosco Prep School (NJ) athlete Chris Burrell. Burrell (4.35-forty) is also receiving interest from Rice, UCLA, Boston College, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, and Temple.

"I know it's a great school (TCU) academic wise and it's in the south," Burrell told BigPurpleNation.com. "I really want play in the south because my family is down there."

Earlier in January, Burrell traveled to San Antonio for the All-American Combine and put forth a great effort.

"I had a great time and apparently I ran one of, if not the fastest 40-yard dash times at the combine," Burrell said. "I'm waiting for the official results now, but I know they're good and I also shined in one-on-one drills."

Used primarily in the slot, Burrell scored six touchdowns for the Don Bosco Iron Man, who won the New Jersey state championship. But he might have made more of an impact on special teams. Burrell was the Iron Man's primary kick and punt returner, averaging close to 30 yards per kick return.

"College teams are definitely saying special teams at the next level," said Burrell. "They tell me that I have great speed and that you don't need much size to kick return. Look at Darren Sproles."

Size will be the biggest drawback on Burrell. At 5'6, the speedster only weighs 165 pounds.

"I'm working with my coaches right now and I have a strict diet. I'm looking to get up to 180 or at least 175," said Burrell. "I think that if I continue to run and stretch I can actually get my 40 time a down a bit even if I put on the weight."

Burrell does not have any official offers right now, but 4.3 speed is hard to find.

"I just really want to make sure the school I go to has a strong tradition and great academics. Academics comes first for me," said Burrell. "I also want to go to a school that I can play right away. I don't want to sit for two or three years and then have it go by."

Look for more updates on Chris Burrell from BigPurpleNation.com as news happens.


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