Burnett Ready For Senior Season

Culver City (Calif.) linebacker Victor Burnett has 13 offers and he's hopeful a strong start to his senior year could help add the two Los Angeles schools to his list...

Culver City (Calif.) linebacker Victor Burnett (6-0, 218), is anxious for the beginning of his senior season to start.

Burnett, who has 13 offers, is hopeful he starts with a bang and adds more offers to his strong group of options.

"I'm trying to wait it out and I'm going to take all five of my trips so I'm no rush," said Burnett. "I think I'll even improve more as a linebacker so some others schools will come late and see that."

Burnett's offers are from West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, California, Nebraska, Arizona State, Arizona, Washington State, UNLV, Washington and San Diego State.

And four other schools have been in some consistent contact with him.

"I'd like to see an offer from Oregon, USC, UCLA and Miami and I've been talking with them all," said Burnett. "I went to both camps at UCLA and USC. I went to USC's Rising Stars and UCLA's 1-Day Camp. USC has come on a little more stronger than UCLA has. So we'll see what happens."

Burnett, though, is planning on taking visits officially to schools that aren't in Southern California, whether he gets offers from them or not.

"For official visits, I'll focus on national schools," said Burnett. "I can take as many unofficial visits as I want to the L.A. schools. The two I know for sure are Oklahoma and Tennessee. And West Virginia and Nebraska are still in the picture, but no matter what, I'm going to Oklahoma and Tennessee."

Burnett's anxious to get back on the field to start his senior year, and he's coming off a big junior year where he was one of the leading tacklers in California.

"We stop summer practice on the 31st then go back on August 17th," said Burnett. "I'll be playing running back and tight end this year. I'm really happy with where my weight is, and I with my speed, it's going to be a good combination."

During the 2008 season, Burnett had 182 tackles, 17 for loss, 10 sacks, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. His tackles set a school record.

Academically, he has a 3.1 GPA and achieved a qualifying test score on the SAT.

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