Burnam got a call from from his favorite team last week.
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"Tennessee called me," said the Dooly County standout. "It went pretty good. I
talked to (assistant coach) Pat Washington for a long time. He wants me to come
up there for a game sometime soon, either the Florida game (Sept 21) or the
Miami game in November.
"Other than that, he just wanted to make sure I knew they were keeping up with
me. He told me how they had a linebacker get hurt and a redshirt freshman who
stepped into that job and is playing a lot. He said I was a similar type
The 6-foot, 230-pound Burnam, one of the nation's
top-rated inside linebackers,
has recorded 481 tackles, 39 tackles for loss and six sacks in starting every
game at Dooly dating back to his freshman year. He combines the classic inside
linebacker frame with 4.7 speed and outstanding strength figures (325 bench, 520
In his team's first game of the season, Burnam had 20 tackles. "We lost the
game, though. Our offense had seven turnovers, so we were on the field all night
long. I got to do a lot of hitting."
Burnam said Tennessee continues to lead for his services, although he's yet to
pick up a scholarship offer. Georgia, Florida, Clemson and round out the main
schools on his list.
"I like those five a lot," he said. "I don't have an offer yet. Somebody's going
to wait until it's too late because I probably won't take much time after
somebody puts some faith in me and gives me that offer."
He plans to attend the Tennessee-Georgia game in Athens on Oct. 12, a game that
could determine the SEC East this season.
"I'm looking forward to seeing how they match up head-to-head," Burnam said.
"I'll be watching that one close."