Will Burk(head) back to Lubbock?

Things haven't slowed down at all for an athlete like Plano's Rex Burkhead. Now with more than 20 offers in hand, Burkhead is working the recruiting process diligently trying to make as many visits as possible. But of the schools he has already visited, what schools will see him on a second tour? RaiderPower.com has the update.

With about 25 offers in hand, Plano athlete Rex Burkhead is patiently weighing all options when it comes to his football recruitment. At the moment, the 5-foot-11, 195-pound Burkhead has not even narrowed his list down.

But he plans to do that very soon.

"I have not narrowed the list down, but I will do that over the summer," Burkhead said. "I haven't really thought much about my offers yet to narrow it down. Hopefully, I will get the chance to do that after spring ball when I see what coaches come down to see me."

This is mainly because Burkhead's plans are to commit before his senior season. Despite not having any clear favorites, Burkhead has noticed that the Red Raiders seem especially eager to land him.

"I talk with the Texas Tech coaches probably more than I do with any other coaches," Burkhead said. "I pretty much talk to either Coach [Seth] Littrell or Coach [Lincoln] Riley every week."

But these two coaches are not the only ones Burkhead has talked to since recruiting started. He also has had some time with the man in charge.

"I have talked with Coach Leach a few times," Burkhead said. "I sat down with him in his office at the first junior day. We talked for quite a while, and most of it was not about football. But when we did, he talked about how they could use me in their offensive system."

Burkhead said because of his versatility, the Red Raiders want to use him as a running back or slot receiver. According to Burkhead, either position is fine in the Texas Tech offense.

With that said, Burkhead basically said it is a win/win for him at both positions.

"They [Texas Tech] have one of the most electrifying offenses in college football," Burkhead said. "Either way you get the ball, you get plenty of chances to make plays. This way, you always have an opportunity to do something and get touches."

During his junior season, Burkhead gained 1,700 rushing yards and 29 touchdowns from the running back position. He even had 500 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, he had one interception.

This is what Burkhead feels like has garnered him so much attention.

"I think that coaches see my film and see that I am versatile," Burkhead said. "They see that I can play any of the skilled positions."

On his planned summer agenda, Burkhead plans to travel to Stanford, Auburn, Louisville and Kentucky (first two stops). He just recently returned from Nebraska on an unofficial visit and enjoyed it.

So where do the Red Raiders fit into his summer plans?

"[Texas] Tech will get a second visit from me, but I haven't planned for when yet. But I know I would like to get back down there," Burkhead said. "I know I need to start to narrow my list down because I want to commit somewhere before the season starts."



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