Burel is a playmaker in the air

One of the pleasant surprises of the JC football season this year has been the play of San Bernardino WR Sylvester Burel (6-3, 205). He's had a great season for the Wolverines and he's just started to get some recruiting attention. JCFootball.com caught up with him recently and he talked recruiting as well as what sets him apart from the other receivers out there.

"I'm big and I'm physical and I can out-leap defenders for the ball," Burel told JCFootball.com confidently. "I know there are a lot of big receivers now, but I feel like my ball skills are better than anyone because I can adjust to it in the air and out-jump guys for the ball."

San Bernardino finished their season this past weekend with a 3-6 record, but Burel put up impressive numbers posting 34 catches for 422 yards and one score.

"I had a lot better season last year," Burel said. "Last year, I had 42 catches for 540 yards and four touchdowns and our coaches said they liked to use my speed (4.5) and skills down the field, but we didn't do as much of that this year."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Burel said he's just started to hear from schools who are interested in his services.

"Idaho State, Washington State, Nevada and Akron all have called me," Burel said. "Akron wants me to visit out there the first or second week of December so I need to call them this week and set that up.

"I'm going to the Sacramento State-Idaho State game this weekend so I should get a chance to talk to their coaches a little bit when I'm up there. They want me to visit too, but I haven't set anything up with them either."

Burel, who prepped at Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands, California, was a non-qualifier out of high school so he will need to finish his AA in May before he can leave, but he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

We'll have more from Burel in the coming weeks as he begins to firm up plans for his visits.

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