An Early Offer For Garden City Wideout

Garden City WR Monterio Burchfield (6-4, 205) is an intriguing prospect garnering some early attention including an early offer from an FBS progam...

"I have an offer from Arkansas State right now," Burchfield told "I've also been talking a lot with UTSA and with Troy, but neither of them have offered me yet.

"I've talked to the coaches about when I can visit up there officially, but right now, we haven't set up a visit (to Arkansas State) yet. I'll definitely get up there though at some point."

As a freshman last season, Burchfield posted 13 receptions for 124 yards and a touchdown while he worked his way into the Broncbusters' receiver rotation.

"Last year, I just had to work my way into things," Burchfield noted. "They had some talented guys who were already here, so I had to pick and choose my spots, but eventually I got some chances and I did what I could with them.

"I'm a possession receiver. I like to be physical and I have good hands. I can play inside or outside depending on where the coaches want to use me. It doesn't really matter to me. I just like to play."

While he's got the size and hands necessary to be a big-time weapon for his team this fall, he knows he needs to improve in a couple of areas in order to maximize his potential.

"I've been working a lot on my speed and my explosiveness because I want to go up and get the ball better," Burchfield said. "You can always get better at everything, so I've been out running routes and working on everything, but my speed and explosiveness are what I want to improve the most."

Burchfield prepped at Madison County (Gurley, Al.) High School and was unable to qualify for a scholarship to a four-year school, so he decided to head to Garden City to keep playing and get his academics in order.

"One of my coaches knew the coaches up here and said it would be a good place for me and they were right," Burchfield said. "I really have enjoyed myself here and feel it's getting me ready for the next level."

Burchfield is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two following the 2014 football season.

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