May 18, 2011

Things heating up for Burrows

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The recruiting process is already beginning to take off for Trotwood-Madison corner Cameron Burrows. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound rising junior had a big sophomore season for the Rams and has recently been rewarded with a pair of verbal scholarship offers.

"I have offers from Cincinnati and Missouri," said Burrows. "It feels pretty good to know that there are teams that are looking at me this early already."

Living in the Dayton area, Burrows is pretty familiar with the Cincinnati program but admittedly he has a lot to learn about the Missouri program.

"I don't know too much about Missouri but their one coach (Cornell Ford) was pretty cool when I talked to him," Burrows said. "With UC, they have nice facilities and a new coach recently so they should be pretty good."

Not only does Burrows have two early offers but many of the top programs in the Midwest are showing heavy interest in the big corner.

"Colorado, Nebraska, Notre Dame, and Ohio State are also recruiting me," he said.

The Ohio State staff has clearly identified Burrows as one of the top class of 2013 targets in Ohio and co-defensive coordinator Jim Heacock recently stopped by the school to inquire about Burrows. The interest is definitely mutual.

"I definitely like Ohio State," Burrows said. "I've been wanting to go there since I was young."

One thing that is helping Burrows pick up some early offers is his impressive academic resume. Burrows holds a 3.4 grade-point average and already has a qualifying score of 19 on his ACT.

"My parents make me focus on academics," he said. "I always have to come home and do my homework and get that done before I do anything else. It just became a habit and I like getting good grades. I don't like getting C's and D's and stuff like that and getting in trouble for it. I know that I'm going to have to get good grades in order to succeed in life. I thank my parents a lot, every time I tell a college coach my GPA, they get excited."

With everything pretty much squared away in the classroom, Burrows is continuing to work hard on honing his craft as one of the premier corners in Ohio. One question that some may have is whether or not Burrows' size will ultimately mean a move to safety but Burrows likes the idea of just being a big, physical corner and is hoping to stay there at the next level.

"I'm hoping that I can stay at corner and just be a big corner like Patrick Peterson," he said. "As long as I can keep doing a good job of getting out of my back pedals and keep the same speed then I should be able to get the job done at corner."

Burrows will be one of the top underclassmen at the Ohio State NIKE Camp on Saturday and he's looking to show everyone why he's popping up on just about every 2013 watch list.

"I just feel like I have to go out there and go hard and show everybody how good I really am at the camps instead of just going by my highlight tape," he said.

Burrows is scheduled to camp at Ohio State on June 24th, it's his only scheduled camp so far.


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