As the Notre Dame coaching staff continues to try to pry top talent out of the state of Ohio, the Irish are turning some of their focus to the 2013 class. One of the top 2013 prospects in the Buckeye State is Trotwood cornerback Cam Burrows (Trotwood-Madison High School).
The 6-foot-1, 186-pound Burrows already holds offers from Ohio State, Cincinnati, Missouri, Illinois, Colorado and, most recently, Purdue.
“It just feels good,” the junior-to-be said. “I didn’t know I’d be getting offers this early, at least not big schools like that.”
Burrows, who has been clocked at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash, said college coaches have told him they like his total package.
“They like my height, my size, my arm length, the big plays that I make, me just being able to punish every runner that comes my way and my interceptions,” said Burrows.
Notre Dame hasn’t offered yet, but the Irish are interested.
“Tim Hinton came to the school and talked to my coach and watched me at track practice,” said Burrows. “He told my coach that they liked me a lot. I don’t think he’d seen my highlight tape yet, but he watched me run at track practice. I guess he got to see my speed.”
The Irish would like to get Burrows on campus for their camp next month, but he isn’t sure if he’ll be able to make it.
“Track ends June 5th and after that, football season starts,” he said. “I’m just trying to concentrate on this year and working hard and conditioning.”
Trotwood-Madison head coach Maurice Douglass expects Burrows to see the South Bend campus at some point.
“We’ll try to get there for one of the earlier games of the year if he doesn’t get to come to summer camp,” the coach said.
Hinton has only been to Trotwood-Madison once this month and still has another visit if he can use it in the next day or so, but Douglass plans on giving Hinton a message very soon.
“I’m going to give Coach Hinton a call and relay the fact that Cameron is really interested in Notre Dame,” said Douglass. “I think it’s just the tradition that they have and the great academic standards that they have.”
Burrows hasn’t made many visits yet, but does plan to get out to see some colleges this summer and fall.
“I’ve only been to Ohio State so far and that’s just been for camps,” he said.
As of now, Burrows list a pair of major factors for his decision.
“What’s going to be important to me is education, a school that’s going to give me a good education, and will I see the field,” he said.
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