Miami Northwestern made their last stop on their summer tour Wednesday night in Alpharetta, Ga. and…
Inside Look: Artie Burns
Artie Burns High School: Northwestern (Miami) Ht/Wt: 6'1, 180 Position: Defensive Back Top 5: Miami, FSU, Louisville, USC, and LSU Recent D-1s at MNW: WR Amari Cooper (Alabama-2012), DT Imarjaye Albury (WVU-2012), LB Eric Kinsey (WVU-2012), QB E.J. Hilliard (FIU-2012), QB Teddy Bridgewater (Louisville-2011), WR Eli Rogers (Louisville-2011) Analysis: Northwestern has been a steady producer of talent for the past 30 years. Many Bull's have signed with local school Miami, including eight prospects who did just that in the 2008 class (after back to back undefeated state titles). Louisville has done well at the school recently and in general it is a wide open school to recruit. A year ago Cooper started the process under the radar after an injury his junior season and may have ended the process as the top wide-out in the country. ]Burns has elite athleticism. JUNIOR HIGHLIGHTS Burns made a commitment to Alabama, but quickly opened things back up. As a prospect there is a ton to like here. He is a good-sized DB with blazing speed and the versatility to line up at either corner or safety. Burns is also one of the elite hurdlers in the country and will run track at his future destination. One of the big questions with Burns is if he will line up at corner or safety. He has played both in high school and there is really a case for either position. His length, hips, and speed might be too enticing for his future defensive coordinator to take him off the corner....he is a player that can match up with the size that is put out there at wide receiver. Despite the athletic intangibles Burns will likely need a little time in a college program to adjust to the college game. He has some work to do on his technique and simply needs a bunch of reps to get up to speed. Scout.com national analyst Chad Simmons broke down Burns game: "Burns is an elite athlete with national track speed. He is over six feet tall, he has long arms, and he has very quick feet. He has a lot of things going for him athletically, but he still needs to improve his technique at cornerback. He needs to work on being more consistent and becoming more a shut-down guy. He has the skills and the raw ability along with the size to be a top guy." Recruiting: Burns on recruiting. "My top five would be Miami, FSU, USC, Louisville, and LSU," Burns said. "Alabama is still up there too. I doubt I will visit any schools except for camps this summer. I want to camp at FSU, LSU and Alabama. As far as other visits I will wait and make my official visits this fall. Right now the plan is to wait until National Signing Day." "I play safety but just about everyone wants me at corner," Burns said. "I have very good speed and an eye for the ball. I am a bigger guy and a sure tackler that's always around the ball. "Of course I want to play both sports in college. That's important to me. But I am just looking for a place where I can be comfortable. All the schools I like have a very strong tradition of defensive backs. I am not worried about playing time because that will take care of itself once I get to school and start working." Summary: It is a new coaching staff at Northwestern and Burns pretty much has his choice of schools at this time. Miami is the hometown team and traditionally they have landed who they want from Northwestern, however in the last few years that has changed. Burns recently camped at FSU and has made that trip a few times to Tallahassee. He has four former teammates at Louisville and that could ultimately be a factor as well. This could be one of the recruitment's we're are talking about right up until signing day.
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