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Burgess-Becker wide open

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This off-season has been a whirlwind for rising junior Shawn Burgess-Becker as he landed his first offer from Alabama and now holds double-digit offers.
To Burgess-Becker he is still getting used to being a big time name on the recruiting scene. He realized everything changed when he took part in the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Chicago earlier this month.
Now he is getting mentioned as one of the top prospects in the Class of 2015. Some point to his first offer from the defending back-to-back BCS National Champions as the tipping point.
When asked if the Crimson Tide are his leader?
"Well I'm open to every team recruiting me. Getting that first offer was big," responded Burgess-Becker. "Alabama keeps in contact the most. Coach [Mario] Cristobal is a good guy. Those are the type people I need around me to push me to get me to the next level."
This summer he has plans to travel to Alabama, Georgia, LSU, and Tennessee with the coaches and players from the Florida Fire (7-on-7 team).
The hometown 'Canes are continuing to check in with Burgess-Becker. Larry Scott is recruiting the talented two-way player for Miami.
Miami isn't the only in-state school hoping to keep him home as the Gators are pressing him too. Florida offered in May.
"I talk to Travaris Robinson at Florida and he wants me to come up there with my teammate Calvin Ridley for the Friday Night Lights camp," noted Burgess-Becker.
During his sophomore season he racked up 63 tackles and five interceptions.
The multi-purpose athlete is in no rush on his decision. He plans to wait until Signing Day, but he said anything can happen.
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