Feeling Like a Star

National Recruiting Editor
Posted Nov 21, 2006
Allen Wallace, National Recruiting Director TheInsiders.com and SuperPrep.com


"I had a great weekend at Boise State," said linebacker Miles Burris. "Besides eating a lot of great food all the time, I met the coaches and loved the fact that they were all personable. They were full of energy and fired-up..."

California two-star linebacker Miles Burris (6-2.5, 235, 4.75), from Granite Bay High School in Granite Bay, said he favors Boise State (offer), Nevada (offer) and San Diego State (offer) over Arizona and Oregon.

Burris officially visited Boise State last weekend. Burris states, "I had a great weekend at Boise State. Besides eating a lot of great food all the time, I met the coaches and loved the fact that they were all personable. They were full of energy and fired-up. They told me that they wanted me to play for the Broncos and thought I would be a great addition to the team.

"I'm not really looking to play right away. I know that everyone has to prove themselves and work hard. I loved everything about Boise. It's a small town environment and all the fans are energetic. They make you feel like a star. You can tell that they really love football.

"I watched the Boise State/Utah game while I was there and the fans have a great spirit and a bunch of different chants," he said. "During my visit I spoke to some of the players and they all seemed great. There were eight recruits on our visit.

"I haven't made any type of decision yet. I want to wait until I visit Nevada, which is planned for December. My high school team (9-2) is in the second round of playoffs and my head is in the game at the moment. I'm also waiting to hear from Arizona and Oregon. They haven't made any offers. If they end up not making any offers then my decision will be between the three that did.

"I know both Rico Russo and Derek Tough because they're from my home town. They both went to play for Boise State but didn't like it and came home. Even though Russo and Tough didn't like it there, it doesn't have anything to do with my decision. I know it's a small community but I can adapt to almost anything. I'm expecting to get a little homesick, but they are offering to pay for my college education and that's good enough for me. I plan to stick it out no matter what school I choose." Burris said.

When the season is over, Burris, who has recently lost about seven pounds, is planning to get a job at a gym. He enjoys the gym environment and wants to keep his weight down so he can pick up some speed. He also plans on hiring a speed coach to improve his quickness. Burris said his strengths are reading plays and tackling.

Final senior season stats: 110 tackles/6.5 sack/3 forced fumbles/2 recovered fumbles/1 blocked field goal; Burris benches 440, squats 650 and has a 34" vertical jump.

He reports a 3.0 GPA and a 1450 SAT (new version).



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