September 21, 2011

Cameron Burrows excited by Michigan offer

When Trotwood (Ohio) Madison junior defensive back Cameron Burrows visited Michigan for their game against Notre Dame, he liked what he saw. He got the impression that the positive feelings were mutual during a discussion with Michigan linebacker coach Mark Smith.


Burrows's suspicions were confirmed on Thursday, when Michigan offered the 6-2, 180-pound cornerback a scholarship to join their class of 2013.


Burrows was excited to receive the offer, especially following his exciting visit to Ann Arbor. Like most recruits, he was impressed by the stadium atmosphere during Michigan's 35-31 come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame.


Michigan's standing was helped in his eyes by that visit, but they may have a long hill to climb. Burrows grew up a fan of their biggest rival, the Ohio State Buckeyes. He insists, however, that his childhood preference won't play a role in his final decision.


The right place is different for every recruit, but there are a lot of familiar reasons for making a decision. Since Burrows doesn't want his feelings for Ohio State to play a role in his decision, he has formulated a list of other criteria to evaluate schools.


He acknowledges that Michigan is strong in all of his categories, especially with the arrival of defensive coordinator Greg Mattison, who joined Michigan after a three-year stint with the Baltimore Ravens. Burrows is also familiar with Roy Roundtree and a couple other former Trotwood-Madison players who became Wolverines.


Michigan and Ohio State may have an edge in Burrows's recruitment, but they aren't the only schools pursuing the likely four-star prospect. Oregon, Alabama, Florida, and Tennessee are just a few of the other schools showing interest. With new offers coming in regularly, he is in no hurry to make a college decision.

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