Class of 2017 RB Robert Burns Loves Ohio State

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Urban and staff have made it a goal to take over the talent rich state of Florida in recruiting and they are hoping for more of the same in the class of 2017 with star running back Robert Burns.  Burns, a 5-10, 210 pound, back, already holds fourteen offers from some of the top programs around the country.  With offers from the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Florida State, Miami, and Ohio State, he has many choices when it comes to his recruitment.  He is very excited about all of the attention he is gaining from these programs as he tells me that all of his hard work is paying off.  I asked him about his interest in Ohio State and he told me, “Who wouldn’t be interested in Ohio State?”  He attributes his strong interest in Ohio State to a couple of things including Coach Zach Smith.


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“Coach Zach Smith is a big reason of why I am so interested in Ohio State,” Burns said of why he likes Ohio State.  “Meeting him was a blessing and we have been building a great relationship.  I also love the tradition that Ohio State has to offer and the football program is amazing.”

Burns told me about his meeting with Coach Smith on the night he got offered.  Smith came to his school and he was told to call him that night.  “I called him that night with my head coach and he told me that I had an offer!” he told me of Smith offering.  “I was so excited!”  Again this is showing how hard he works and that it really is paying off.

Burns was supposed to visit Ohio State during the summer but his coach recently took a job at Miami of Florida, and was unable to take them on anymore trips.  He is hoping to get back up there during the summer or for a game and is really excited to check out everything Ohio State has to offer.  He does not have a list of schools or a top group, but Ohio State is one of the schools he is focusing in on.  When he is not training for football or getting ready for the season, you can find Robert in one of two places, a boat or at church.  I asked Burns what he would like to say to Buckeye nation and he answered, “I am excited for what could possibly be!”  Robert is a very talented prospect and is one that every recruiting fan should follow throughout the process.





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