Deontay Burnett is having a similar run this spring as former Cav receiver and UCLA signee Jordan Lasley did a year ago. Like Lasley, Burnett didn't have an impact junior season but saw his recruitment pick up after lighting up the spring/summer 7v7 circuit.
Burnett is a very talented receiver who has shown very good initial quickness off the ball, top end speed to get deep, very good hands and natural route running ability as well. He has been arguably the top receiver for Team 19 this spring and his recruitment should really pick up as schools visit the campus this spring.On the recruiting front, Burnett did pick up offer No. 1 last week.
"I got offered by Miami and I'm very excited about that," Burnett said. "It's a great offer for me, I know all about Miami's tradition and they're a football powerhouse. To get my first offer from them is huge. I mean, all offers are big and I would have been excited no matter what but Miami made it even more exciting.
"Coach Franklin is the one who came by the school. He recruits my area and told my coach after our workout that he wanted to offer. We've had a ton of schools come by and this week will be busy too. We start actual spring ball workouts today so hopefully a few more schools will offer as well."
Burnett said Arizona State is one school visiting and he's hopeful of an offer.
"Yeh, ASU has talked with me a lot and said they could be offering soon," Burnett said. "I have high interest there for sure and would like to visit them later in the spring or summer. I want to visit Miami but it's a little further away so I'll wait and do an official there.
"I still plan to camp with the local schools, USC and UCLA, and they're showing some interest in me as well. I want to do a few other visits but I'm not sure where yet. I'm just going to wait and see who is showing me the most interest and then I'll check them out."