Burns Pulls the Trigger

Burns Pulls the Trigger

Peter Ariz
In he midst of an ongoing NCAA investigation, Miami continues to bring in top-level talent. Today’s commitment of Miami Northwestern DB Artie Burns was a big one for Golden and staff for a few reasons.

On the field, Burns is an elite athlete. He is the fastest player on the field in every game and has great size at 6’1, 185. He can play at either corner or safety, but will most likely play safety at Miami. He has good range and long arms as well. He isn’t necessarily a true safety, but has all the tools to develop into one with the coaching at Miami. Burns was formerly committed to Alabama and plans to run track in college.

The other huge impact with this commitment is the Canes getting back in the fold at Northwestern. This has been a hotly debated topic since the 2008 class had its problems at Miami and the Canes seemingly lost touch with the prospects at the school within the last few years, most notably losing out on Teddy Bridgewater, Eli Rogers, and Amari Cooper. With new Head Coach Stephen Field at the helm, this could be the start of a new era between UM and MNW, which is a great sign considering the amount of talent that comes out of there every year.

This now sets the table for Southridge Safety Jamal Carter, who is also expected to be choosing this week for Miami. The addition of two 4-star prospects right on the heels of the newest allegations shows that the staff can recruit with the best of them, under any circumstances.

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Comments (71)

don't need a link, he committed lol
 
Peter IS the link!
 
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bust my bell nutt right in this guys face

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I just went from being angry cause of that b%#*# Robinson to being happy. For all those trying, you can't bring this program down. F}%# you.
 
To those still needing some reassurance ... Check out Brennan Carroll's twitter

Brennan Carroll ‏@brennanpcarroll

#WelcomeToTheU!!!
 
Just read that Vernon Carey is gonna retire and become the ol coach at northwestern. That sure can't hurt
 
THIS SUCKS

Jon Bastian ‏@Jon_Bastian

Burns chose #Miami over #LSU. He will also be taking all 5 official visits. #LSU #FSU #Louisville #USC #CANES
 
Stephen Field was a GA under Shannon. I'm sure him and Golden have established a relationship to continue to best NW players being Hurricanes.
 
His technique sucks but the athleticism is obvious, he has decent ball skills and isn't afraid to hit. Love the way he breaks on the ball. At this point he is a great athlete who looks like he can be taught to be a great football player. Great pickup for the off the field reasons you've mentioned
 
His technique sucks but the athleticism is obvious, he has decent ball skills and isn't afraid to hit. Love the way he breaks on the ball. At this point he is a great athlete who looks like he can be taught to be a great football player.

This.

Burns and Bush could both play CB or S.
 
You could just tell Burns oozes big time potential.

He is still raw in many ways, but between his size, athleticism, and the way he handles himself on the field he truly has the potential to excel at any position in the defensive backfield. He can be a run-stopping strong safety, he can be a rangy FS, and he can be a press corner. It's just a matter of putting him at one of those spots and getting the most out of him.

And like DCH said, besides his amazing size-speed combination, I am most impressed by his explosive and quick break to the ball.
 
oozes is right... this is the type of athlete we used to recruit all the time (Taylor, Rolle, Buchanon). Elite athletes who can play the position.
 

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