2016 Moorpark DB Jalin Burrell can play multiple positions in the secondary and he's getting attention from some Power 5 programs

2016 Moorpark DB Jalin Burrell (6-2, 192) had an outstanding sophomore season and that productivity, to go along with his athleticism and football instincts, has led a couple of schools to start showing him some attention...

"Well, I had an offer from Purdue, but with some of the coaching changes there, they decided to go in a different direction, so I don't have that one anymore," Burrell told JCFootball.com recently. "I do have an offer from New Mexico and just recently Colorado started to make some contact with me, but they haven't offered me yet."

Last season, while playing both free safety and cornerback, Burrell led the team with seven pass breakups while finishing second with 48 tackles and also posting two interceptions, four tackles-for-loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

"I played both (free safety and corner) this year," Burrell noted. "When we faced teams with top receivers, that's when I mostly played corner, but against run-based temas, I played free safety. 

"I did finish the last five games of the season at corner though."

As far as a preference, Burrell said he would play anywhere, but he enjoys playing corner the most.

"I prefer corner because I can use my length and my past experience as a wide receiver (in high school and as a freshman last year)," Burrell said. "It's a challenge to take away the other team's biggest threat and a whole side of the field, but with my competitive nature it just feels like the right position for me."

This offseason, Burrell has already been hard at work perfecting his craft, working on technique and studying film.

"I've been working a lot already on my corner technique," Burrell said. "The first step, turn and open, press-bail and also my press-jam skills. 

"I've also been getting into the film room to have a better understanding of what wide receivers at the next level are like and how they attack in certain offenses on specific routes. 

"I am also building up on my speed and agility so I can keep up with the elite receivers in the country."

Burrell is on pace to finish up his two-year degree in May and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

JCFootball.com will have more on his recruitment in the coming weeks as he narrows things down and gets closer to making a decision.

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