Carlos Burse is one of the top wide receivers in Georgia's 2013 class and he is committed to play at…
O-D Bowl: Carlos Burse
Alpharetta (Georgia) receiver Carlos Burse is in Houston for the Offense-Defense Bowl and will play for the National Team in Sunday's game. "It's kind of unreal to be here. I had never really thought I'd be good enough to hang with these guys. It's an honor. The receivers on the National Team can run well. We've been working hard, encouraging each other. It's like we're already a family. It's easy to get along with everyone," he said. One of the perks in working with some of the country's top prospects is the opportunity to learn, and Burse has already put that to use. "I'm a bigger receiver, so it's harder for me to get low sometimes, but I've seen some big receivers from the West Coast who can do those things. I'm working on that, getting low, and will take it back to Georgia with me," he said. The 6-foot-3, 205-pound receiver, a long-time Vanderbilt commit, is one of three future Commodores playing in the game; he's enjoyed getting to know defensive linemen Mack Weaver and Jay Woods. "We're a family already. Seeing them, being with them all the time and knowing how they act, it's a joy to be able to see that," he said. Burse committed to the Dores in June and enjoyed watching the team develop under head coach James Franklin. "They work hard, no matter what. Rain, sleet, snow, it doesn't matter, they are working hard. Coach Franklin is a motivator. He's a player's coach. He can really get into a guy's head and help them work hard. I like that a lot; I need that," he said. He's also had the chance to talk with the coaches about how they plan on incorporating him into the offense. "They have said I could get a lot of playing time. They'll move me around a lot; I won't be in one set spot, but I'm open to however they want to use me. I want to go to campus a few days after graduation, but I'll probably get there sometime in June," he said. Though he had a number of other offers, Burse isn't wavering in his commitment. "First, I chose Vanderbilt because of the education. Second, you look at a guy who has Vanderbilt on his resume and you know he'll get a good job out of college," he said. The receiver plans on studying communications and already has a job in mind post-football career. "I want to be one of those guys on ESPN that you see analyzing, like Deion Sanders," he laughed. "That's what I want to do."
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