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Muskogee, Okla., offensive guard Jeremy Burton watched his older brother Derek Burton go through the recruiting process, so he knows how to handle the pressures that come with it.
The first thing he's learned is to be yourself.
So when colleges come by school to check him out, he doesn't try to pretend to be something he's not. He remains reserved and focused on that task at hand, and at this point that's working hard every day in the weight room to get bigger, stronger and faster.

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"My top things I need to improve on are my speed and my flexibility," he said. "My 40 speed is something I'm really working on. I think I'm about a 5.3 now, and I want to get that down. Also, I'm doing what I can to get better hip bend. You always have to have good hips when you're a lineman. That's where all your power comes from."
He's also working on becoming more of a leader for his Muskogee team.
"I'm going to try my best to lead," Burton said. "I'm more of let my actions do the talking type person. I really don't talk much on the field. I'm not that vocal of a person."
He is also the same way when it comes to the recruiting process.
Burton , who is 6-foot-3 and 285 pounds, said he's enjoying the process so far, but isn't in a huge rush to make a decision. That's even true after his first scholarship offer came in late last week.
"My coach said Kansas came in to look at me and then they called him back and told him that they were offering me," Burton said. "I keep up with Kansas a lot. They're a good program. They send me a lot of mail and stuff. I've not had a chance to talk to them on the phone quite yet about the offer, but I'm excited about it."
Burton's teammate, cornerback Brenton Bogar, also reported last week the Jayhawks had offered him a scholarship.
Burton said other schools like Colorado State, Missouri, Arizona, Kansas State and LSU are also actively recruiting him.
"I haven't talked to any coaches on the phone, but the offensive coordinators from Colorado State and Missouri came by to check on me," he said. "I've also talked to K-State and like what I'm hearing from them. Arizona is sending me a lot of stuff, and so is LSU."
Burton said at this point neither OSU or OU have showed him a lot of interest.
"I haven't heard much at all from either of the in-state schools," he said. "My coach has told me to be patient and they will eventually start sending me more stuff. I'm going to try to hit some camps this summer. We're going to a camp in Shawnee. It's an D-line/O-line camp that's supposed to have some coaches at it."
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