July 8, 2009
Burton still hearing from Colorado State
For Muskogee (OK) offensive guard Jeremy Burton, the college recruiting process isn't anything new, as he has witnessed it before through his older brother, Oklahoma State's starting defensive end Derek Burton. With that family experience in tact, the younger Burton feels like it has helped him so far.
"Yea, watching Derek go through it has helped quite a bit," Burton said. "He has been able to tell me what to look for on the good side and also what to look out for."
Oklahoma State is one of the schools recruiting Jeremy, but he says that so far that while they have kept in touch, they haven't expressed serious interest.
Currently the recruiting process has slowed down during the summer for the 6-foot-3, 285 pound Oklahoma product, but that's not to say it has died completely as Burton has picked up an offer from the University of Kansas.
"I like Kansas and everything, they're a school I could see myself going to. I'm considering it."
Lately the bulk of Burton's mail has come from Colorado State University, where he is being recruited by the Rams' offensive coordinator Greg Peterson. He says that he has done some research into the CSU program.
But is an offer from the Rams on the way?
"I can't really say if they will or not, but I would like to think they will offer. They've been showing interest."
Not only CSU been showing interest in Burton, they've offered his teammate and close friend Brenton Bogar. Bogar has said in the past that him and Burton would like to go to the same school together, but with the Muskogee cornerback currently pulling in more offers, things might not end up going that way.
One thing Burton says he is working on this summer is his run blocking from his position at offensive tackle. Despite being recruited at offensive guard, Burton has never played their before.
"I am really trying to improve my game in terms of run blocking, I think I'm getting better at it. We're going to have a good running back for me to block for this season, it will probably end up being Bogar."
If Burton can master the art of run blocking this summer and show it during the Muskogee Rougher's 2009 season, there should be no doubt that more schools than just Kansas will extend offers his way.
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