Burgess Brings Mix of Size and Speed

Successfully getting a talented lineman from San Marcos (CA) High last season, Wisconsin's coaching staff has now targeted junior cornerback Terrell Burgess.

San Marcos (CA) High cornerback Terrell Burgess admits he doesn’t know much about his latest scholarship offer from the University of Wisconsin except that they are a school with “great academics and athletics.” Because of those two things alone, the 6-0, 180-pound prospect is excited to learn more.

“The coaches that came by were Coach Joe Rudolph and Coach Daronte Jones,” Burgess told BadgerNation. “They came to the school two weeks ago and (Coach Jones) again came on Monday…They haven’t seen me play, but I am sure they watched my film and that’s what they liked.”

Wisconsin had success recruiting the school a year ago after gaining a commitment from three-star offensive lineman Kevin Estes. Now the Badgers are targeting an under-rated cornerback with a nice mix of size and speed.

“I read offenses well, and I make plays on the ball all the time, especially when I need to,” said Burgess, who finishes last season with over 50 tackles and four interceptions on defense. “Everything I’ve had to work at. I work at it every weekend. When I am not running track I’m working on football because that is my primary sport.”

Participating in the 100, 200 and 400 meter, as well as the 4x100 and the triple jump, Burgess is up to five offers following Wisconsin, joining Colorado State, Nevada, Oregon State and San Diego State. He’s already visited Nevada and SDSU but hopes to visit more schools in the next several months.

“I’m going to try to take some visits, but I don’t know how many camps I’m going to do,” said Burgess. “I’d like to camp at Arizona and take a visit to Wisconsin.”

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