Trotwood-Madison cornerback Cameron Burrows is a strong candidate for the top overall ranking in the state of Ohio for the 2013 class. The 6-1, 195-pound prospect has already garnered nine scholarship offers, but one school remains the team to beat.
Burrows picked up an offer from Ohio State in May, shortly after attending the NIKE Camp in Columbus. He immediately put the Buckeyes at the top of his interest list and confirmed this week that they remain in that spot.
Last month, Burrows returned to Columbus to meet with new head coach Luke Fickell and get a feel for how the program was transitioning.
"Luke Fickell basically wanted to let my mom and dad know that they could trust him," Burrows said. "We met with Coach [Taver] Johnson to watch film and he wanted to make sure that my mom and dad trusted him too.
"I basically got to see all of the campus, the library, dorms, recreational center, student guidance center, locker rooms and football facilities. I really like the fact that freshmen football players don't stay in freshman dorms; they stay in the football dorms."
Burrows plans to be a frequent visitor to Columbus this fall, and has already circled a couple games he will attend at the Horseshoe.
"I'm going to see the Ohio State-Wisconsin game and the Ohio State-Nebraska game," Burrows said. "Wisconsin, Michigan State and Notre Dame want me to come out for a game, so I am going to try to make it out for those games."
Burrows stayed active in the month of July and had a chance to take a trip south to see two SEC schools that are recruiting him.
"Last month I went down to Alabama and Tennessee for their camps," Burrows said. "I liked it a lot, liked the atmosphere of football down there and I liked the weather."
Trotwood-Madison started two-a-day practices last Monday, and Burrows said he was excited to finally put the pads on. He knows he will have more eyes watching him this fall now that he has become a household name.
"I feel I still have to work hard, in fact even harder, because I made a name for myself and want to maintain that," Burrows said. "I'm still not done developing all the way because I'm still not the best I can be right now."