Fleet RB high on Cougs after Apple Cup visit

THE MARTIN STADIUM field was sheer bedlam after the Cougars kicked the winning field goal on Saturday afternoon to beat the Huskies for the fourth time in the last five years. Smack in the middle of the raucous Apple Cup celebration was a 5-11, 212-pound speedy running back out of California up on his official visit to Wazzu. "I've never experienced anything like that before," he said.

RB Arthur Burns (5.11, 212)   
Centennial High; Corona, CA

Gut reaction:
"I loved it. It was a lot of fun, I felt like I fit in. Met a couple of people, made some friends," said Burns.

Game experience:
"It was a lot of fun. I've never experienced anything like that before," said Burns.

His take on Paul Wulff and Cougar coaching staff:
"Dinner was cool and I got to know some of the coaches. I met coach B and he was real cool, coach Broussard. He's a really cool guy and he kind of reminds me of my position coach now...I got to talk to coach Wulff (a good amount) on Saturday and then I went to his house on Sunday morning to eat breakfast..Malik Roberson, he's the recruiter in my area and he just told me that he liked my size, they (like) my speed in the backfield and they (like my) physical play in the backfield. " said Burns.

Where he goes from here:
Burns said Washington State is coming down to make an in-home visit in a few weeks and the Cougs are his leader.

The book on Burns:
Size and speed. He's rushed for 1,492 yards on 209 carries for an undefeated Centennial team ranked No. 2 in the CIF Southland. Burns has a personal best of 4.46 in the 40.

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