UCLA On NorCal Linebacker

UCLA just received a verbal commitment from one linebacker in Northern California, and they're also showing interest in Miles Burris, the 6-2, 242-pound linebacker prospect from Granite Bay (Calif.) High...

Granite Bay (Calif.) High linebacker Miles Burris (6-2, 242) is pretty clear on where he prefers to spend his college years.

"I'd really like to stay in California," said Burris.

For now, though, only one in-state program – San Diego State – has offered Burris a scholarship. Still, other schools in and out of California have been showing interest, with BYU and Nebraska being his two most recent offers.

In fact, he nearly threw out any record of Nebraska offering him. Burris said, "I had a few letters and I thought some were junk mail. But the one I got from Nebraska was actually a letter offering me. This definitely moves Nebraska onto my list, and puts the pressure on the other schools."

UCLA has already gone into Northern California to snag one linebacker, with Steve Sloan from San Jose (Calif.) Archbishop Mitty committing to the Bruins earlier this week. And Burris has a keen interest in the Bruins.

"UCLA has come by the school. I like them a lot," said Burris. ""My top three schools are Cal, UCLA and USC."

California is the slight leader for Burris, with USC and UCLA slightly trailing. But he's also looking outside the state, too, even if he prefers to stay in California. "I've gotten calls from BYU, Arizona, Utah State, Utah, Washington and Boise State," said Burris. "Nevada, UNLV, Arizona State and Washington State have all come by the school." With the Bears, Trojans and Bruins at the top, San Diego State, Fresno State, BYU and Nebraska round out his top seven.

Last weekend, Burris attended the Fresno State camp and Cal camp. "I'm kind of on camp overload. I went to the Nike Camp at Stanford, too. And my team is going to a camp at Nevada this summer," said Burris.

Burris is being recruited for two positions. "Some schools that are recruiting me want me to play linebacker. Some schools want me to play defensive end. I'm being recruited for both, but I prefer linebacker," he said.

He said he doesn't have any immediate plans to make a decision. "I'm going to wait on it and see what my options are, maybe take some visits," said Burris.

Last season, Burris racked up 90 tackles and three sacks, with two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries.

Academically, Burris has a 3.2 GPA and took the SAT on May 3rd.

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