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Donte Burton receives a visit from West Virginia coaches

Central Gwinnett cornerback Donte Burton discusses his visit from WVU and upcoming summer plans.

West Virginia defensive coordinator Tony Gibson joined up with cornerbacks coach Doug Belk in Georgia last week, and the duo spent several days visiting top recruiting targets in the Peach State. That included Lawrenceville (GA) Central Gwinnett star Donte Burton.

"They came to see me on Thursday," said the former North Carolina commit. "They couldn't really say anything to me at the school (because of NCAA rules), but me and Coach Belk talk a lot. We talk every day and have a really good relationship."

That was the second visit by West Virginia to see Burton this spring, which means they can't return again until the fall. The good news for the Mountaineers? The 6-foot, 164-pound athlete says that he will be up to Morgantown this summer.

"They like me a lot and we've been talking about me getting up there to see everything," said Burton. "I don't have a date, but when school ends in a couple weeks, that's when I'm going to start going on my visits.

Burton also plans to visit Virginia Tech, Louisville, and "as many (other schools that have offered) as possible" this summer. His hope is that he will be able to make a decision by the end of the summer.

Burton holds a three-star rating from Scout as the nation's No. 83 cornerback.


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