Burgess gives visit a 10

Rudy Burgess travelled from Edwards, California to Pullman, Washington to check out Washington State University on an official visit as they played the Oregon Ducks this past Saturday. The Cougs came away victorious, and they almost came away with Burgess' verbal commitment, but he's got other trips he needs to take before making that decision.

"After the trip, I was like 'I'm ready to suit up. Let's play,'" the 5-10, 175-pound Burgess told Dawgman.com today about his trip to WSU. It was his first official visit. "But I still have other trips to take. I have to weigh my options. There are some outstanding campuses out there. It's going to be a tough decision."

Rudy has the rest of his visits set up. He'll be going to Oregon State (11/23), Arizona State (12/6), Washington (12/13) and finally with Oregon (1/10). All have offered and all are recruiting Burgess as a receiver, with the exception of the Sun Devils, who like him as a defensive back.

Jeremy Williams was Rudy's host on his trip. "He was a cool guy," Burgess said of the defensive lineman from Spokane. "He showed me around and introduced me to some of the other receivers and cornerbacks on the team, like Alex Teems." He said that they were really helpful when talking about the recruiting process. "They talked about how they ended up at Washington State and how Wazzu was for them. They also talked to me about the coaches and what to expect."

He got the full treatment. "I saw the campus and the locker rooms, what it was like at halftime and after the game," Rudy said. "It was like they were already treating us like we were their players." Probably the best part of the trip came after the game when he went up to Coach Mike Price's for dinner. "I got a chance to talk to him and watch highlights of the game. He told me that I was actually one of their most important recruits because of they spread the ball out so much and they need a guy like me in the slot."

There's no question the Cougs moved up on Rudy's top-40. "They are my leader now," he said. He also said he saw Eric Wright during the trip and also a player named Dylan from Orange County. That player could be El Modena's Dylan Storey.

Rudy's Desert High team is currently 8-0, with their final league game coming up against Rosamond Thursday night.

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