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2017 Florida ATH emerges with offers

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Get used to hearing the name Juwan Burgess. Though he's only a class of 2017 prospect, the 6-foot-1, 173-pound athlete from Tampa (Fla.) Blake has major offers including Ohio State, Clemson, Virginia Tech and Kentucky.
The Buckeyes offered toward the end of last school year, wanting him to play as receiver.
"They came in and had watched my highlight tape and the coach was very interested in me," Burgess said. "He said I was his second 2017 offer, and he wanted me to stay humble and keep my grades up a lot. It means a lot, especially coming from a big D-1 school that I've been watching my whole life growing up."
Virginia Tech offered around the same time and Burgess liked what he heard from the Hokies as well.
"The defensive back coach talked to me and gave me some background knowledge on how Virginia Tech have more defensive backs going to the NFL draft than anything else," he said. "And that really caught my eye because I want to go to college as a cornerback or free safety."
Burgess keeps in touch with Clemson and the Tigers want him to visit. They have yet to determine where they'd play him.
"They just want me to come and they're going to look at me from all different positions," he said.
Kentucky was the first school to offer during midseason last year.
"We were all in the workout room and they were watching the highlight films," Burgess said. "We were leaving one-by-one and (Blake head coach Darryl Gordon called me back. I thought I was in trouble or something. That's when I was told Kentucky offered."
Burgess is far from having a top list of schools or a commitment at this stage and more offers are sure to come.
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