Trotwood (Ohio) Madison defensive back Cameron Burrows is considered one of the top prospects in Ohio for the 2013 class, and he has the offer list to back it up. Yet, Burrows still feels it is necessary to prove the hype and that was his reason for attending the NIKE Camp at Ohio State this past weekend.
"I felt it went good, I just had to go 100 percent on all the drills that I did to show why everybody is looking at me and prove that I really can be a great DB," Burrows said. "I just worried about myself and did my thing."
The 6-1, 190-pound Burrows is already a big cornerback, and he still has two more years of high school development to go. But Burrows showed last Saturday that he has the speed and ability to turn and run that rivals the Midwest's top cornerbacks in the 2012 class.
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Burrows size and athleticism has garnered the sophomore defensive back six offers from Cincinnati, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Ohio State and Purdue. The offer from Ohio State came within the last week, and although he stopped short of calling them his outright leader, it is obvious the Buckeyes are the team to beat in the early going.
"It's too early to say right now, but I know Ohio State is high on my list," Burrows said. "I think it was just growing up in Ohio and just being a fan. I've been to two games and I just like the atmosphere too.
"I have taken a visit to UC before to see their facilities and talk to their coaches. That was pretty cool too."
Coaches from several more schools came through this spring, and Burrows expects to participate in a couple camps this summer so his offer list should continue to grow.
"Michigan State came the other day and Stanford came yesterday," Burrows said. "I am going to try to get out to Notre Dame and Michigan [camps]."
With more than 20 months before he can sign a letter of intent, Burrows is in no rush to render his final decision.
"I was thinking about [committing] before my senior year and after my junior year," he said. "I would like to take a lot of visits, take a look at campuses, see the coaches and meet the players on the roster to see how we get along because I am going to be there for the next four years."
Burrows is currently preparing with his track team for a regional meet on Friday. He is running with his school's 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams.