UM CB commit Burns working to gain weight, talks Northwestern teammates

UM CB commit Burns working to gain weight, talks Northwestern teammates

Stefan Adams
2021 Miami Northwestern (FL) 3-star CB Tim Burns committed to the Miami Hurricanes back in July of 2019 and, in the past year, he feels his bond has grown considerably with the UM staff.

“It’s gotten better since I made the commitment, they reach out to me more,” Burns said of his relationship with Miami. “Coach Mike (Rumph) and coach DVD (DeMarcus Van Dyke) tell me how they train and the different type of training that they do, the stuff they’re working on, how their film study is, the things they look at as far the opponent’s offense.”

After he received his offer at Paradise Camp last summer, the Miami Northwestern star didn’t waste much time to decide UM was the place for him, and Burns committed a month after receiving the bid.

“I had always wanted the offer from Miami because that was like a dream school growing up,” Burns said. “I always told myself that once I got the offer, I’m going to sit down, talk to my parents, and end up committing. So once I got the offer, I was just talking to my coaches at my high school, and still keeping in touch with the UM coaches. I talked to my mom and she felt it was a good decision, and I wanted to make the decision quicker than ever, so that’s how it happened.”

Despite his strong feelings for the local school in Miami, other college haven’t stopped recruiting Burns. Following his junior season this fall, Burns landed offers from Nebraska, Louisville, and West Virginia, and a few other programs have been touch during the quarantine as well.

“Marshall gave me a call recently, Pitt still texts me, Rutgers still texts me,” Burns said. “But my commitment to Miami is 100%.”

Two of Burns’ teammates at Miami Northwestern are also solid UM commits in TE Kahlil Brantley and LB Ja’Corey Hammett, and the Canes are also after fellow Bulls in WR Romello Brinson and S Kamren Kinchens, who both recently put UM in their top 5. Regarding Kinchens, Burns says they actually don’t talk much about re-teaming in Miami’s defensive backfield at the next level.

“I could try (to recruit him), but he’s got a mind of his own,” Burns said of Kinchens. “I’m going to respect whatever decision he makes. I hope it’s Miami, but I’m not really sure. I don’t really have a good thought of where he’ll go.”

Burns also has a few connections to the current Hurricanes as well, including a former teammate from Miami Northwestern.

“I know Avantae (Williams), I met him at Paradise Camp and got close with him from there,” Burns said. “I also know Xavier (Restrepo), and of course Sam Brooks. I always see him working out.”

With the quarantines and shutdowns all over the country, Burns admits this offseason has been a strange one, but he’s still doing what he can to keep in shape ahead of his senior season.

“It’s definitely been stressful, you can’t really do anything,” Burns said. “I will do my own personal workouts or I have a trainer I can call up and work with. As of now, I’ve been doing more weight training trying to improve my weight.”

Burns has been listed at 5-10 145 pounds in the past. Has he increased his weight at all over the past few months?

“I can’t even lie, I don’t really know to be honest,” Burns said. “I just hope it’s over what I normally am.”

As a junior in 2019, Burns recorded 5 INT and 11 PBU during the Bulls state title run, and he says Miami will be getting a physical player with him despite his size.

“I’m more of a guy that loves to talk to my opponent, but at the same time, I know when to hush up and just play the game,” Burns said. “I’m more of a vicious player - I love to hit, I love to hit. So I’d say I’m more of an aggressive corner.”


Comments (56)

Needs to hit up his brother to get someone to get that kid a proper nutrition regimen to increase size(muscle)

No way Burns with his brother who can pay someone a few hundred bucks to get it for him can’t give him the tools to AT LEAST be 170 when he shows up next year
He is very small and will need to add a little weight but he is technically sound. He knows how to read the QB, break on a pass and use the sideline as an extra defender. He will be for sure a contributor no doubt.
See this is where building depth at cb is huge. This kid could redshirt, put on some weight and get his ass ready for 2022.
He's a definate redshirt.

If we had proper depth he wouldnt be needed for 2 plus years other than special teams. He is still rail thin..he's really good and pesky. He's a kid that really needs to go over to Bommarito or have a legit weight training coach and nutritionist get to him. He needs to come here at least 160-165 range.

Tecoury is still light in the azz as well. He is alot similar in that though small they arent timid kids they are pretty agressive at the high school level. College level becomes a different ball game
I hate the emphasis that everyone is putting on size. Yes he isnt prototypical but he has time but he has time, hes not starting day 1. How big do you guys think an effective college corner needs to be?
I couldn’t care less if he is 5’9. I am talking about his weight. He will get out muscled by bigger receivers at the line Needs to get stronger there and I’m sure he will.
The article says he had 5 INTs last year but I only saw one on film?

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