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Magnolia WR leaning to Rebs, Bulldogs

Gulfport (Miss.) Harrison Central wide receiver Tony Burks says he’s torn between one of his early favorites and the prospect of playing for one of the state’s two major programs.
“I’ve always liked LSU,” he said. “I had a good time there at camp, and I really like the way they run their program down there. They have good coaches and everything I’m looking for.
“But right now, I’m really leaning toward the in-state schools. I liked Ole Miss a lot when I went to their camp. They have great coaches that I can relate to. I liked the campus a lot, too. Everything was real nice. I felt like a pretty good fit. I haven’t visited Mississippi State yet, but they’ve offered, too. I want to check them out. They’ve got a good program”
Burks (6-4, 200, 4.5) has offers from LSU, Ole Miss and Mississippi State. Coming off a junior season which saw him catch 49 passes for 999 yards and 15 touchdowns, he’s also receiving interest from Southern Miss, West Virginia, Florida, Florida State and Tennessee.
“Tennessee would be up there high on my list if they offered,” he said. “That’s a school I grew up watching a lot. They have a great tradition and a nice offense for wide receivers.”
Burks got a call from the Volunteers in May. At that time, they indicated he’d be receiving more attention as the new season approaches.
Florida is another school he’s considering. He plans to camp at Gainesville later this month.
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