Running back Arthur Burns (5-11, 208, 4.46) from Corona (Calif.) Centennial will have every opportunity for a breakout senior season as one of the focal points for Centennial's high-octane offense.
Though Burns played behind Rivals100 four-star and ASU bound running back Ryan Bass last season, he still rushed for 511 yards and scored 10 touchdowns in his backup roll.
Wyoming was the first school out of the box with an offer during the spring evaluation period since then he has picked up three more. Not bad when you consider thus far, Burns has been a backup for his career.
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What schools have joined the fray?
"I have new offers from San Diego State, Colorado State and UNLV," Burns said. "I don't have any favorites; I want to keep my choices open right now. I haven't set up any official visits yet, but I have taken a couple unofficial visits to San Diego State, and UNLV though."
Is there a timeframe for his decision?
"I'm going to wait until the season stars and see what offers I get," Burns said. "Maybe around my third or fourth game, San Diego State and UNLV are recruiting me the hardest right now".
"I'm being recruited as a running back," Burns said. "I have a couple of preferences, I can play a little bit of strong safety also, and that would be cool."
What is Burns looking for in a school?
"I'm looking for what they have in my major, and how the program rates," Burns said. "Also, location will be a consideration."
Burns who is very good in the classroom and carries a 3.0 GPA wants to major in architectural engineering.
The talented running back out of Centennial is having a good time with the recruiting process.
"There's not much I haven't liked about the recruiting process," Burns said. "The part I'm a little frustrated with is I didn't get enough time to play last year, so I'm not being looked by a lot of schools I'm looking at."
Well if Burns hits his season goals, he can be rest assured that most of the schools he wants to recruit him will come knocking at his door.
Burns has the goal to get at least 2,500 yards and score about 35 touchdowns. He sure has the potential to put up big numbers as he will get the majority of touches out of the Centennial backfield this coming season. He is very explosive as he has recorded a 37-inchn vertical.
In a previous interview, Centennial coach Matt Logan had the following to say about his emerging running back.
"Arthur has an excellent combination of speed and power," Logan said. "Once colleges really see what he can do, he's going to be multiple offer guy."