Dodge City (Kan.) Dodge City C.C. offensive lineman Kyle Burkhart was expecting to have to hurry to make a college decision, as he was planning on graduating in December. However, that's now changed and he'll graduate after the second semester.
And that means now he's not going to have to rush to have a decision by Dec. 19 – the first day that mid-term junior college players can sign letters of intent.
"Things have changed, which I think is a good thing," Burkhart, who is 6-foot-6 and 275 pounds, said. "I'm now getting out in May, so I have a little more time. That's going to give me a chance to think things over even more."
Burkhart has already taken an official visit to Middle Tennessee State and last weekend he was at Western Michigan. He said both visits were very comparable.
"It was a good time," Burkhart said. "They had nice facilities, and I liked the guys on the team. It went really well. It was honestly about the same as Middle Tennessee. They're both right there. They're both a lot alike.
"College wise and atmosphere they're very similar. That's why getting a chance to wait a little bit is a good thing."
Burkhart said Marshall has also talked to him about an official visit, but the Thundering Herd haven't offered him a scholarship quite yet.
He also has offers from UAB, Murray State and Utah State.