Things are really heating up along the recruiting trail for three-star linebacker Victor Burnett (6-1, 225, 4.65) from Culver City, Calif. The talented linebacker picked up two huge offers yesterday (Wednesday May 13th) and there could be more good news tomorrow when another top program will visit the Culver City campus.
"Cal and Nebraska offered me today," Burnett said. "These two offers tell me that my name is getting out there on the wire."
"The Cal was great because of their academics," Burnett said. "Cal climbed right up the ladder."
"Today Fresno State and Nevada came to practice," Burnett said. "Oklahoma, Tennessee, Clemson and West Virginia are scheduled to come by the school this spring."
"Miami is coming on Friday and they said they may offer," Burnett said. "I have always dreamed about Miami and if they do end up offering it will be an overwhelming surprise. I know I must be going in the right direction."
"That makes me feel really good," Burnett said. "It looks like I will have a lot of options and that I will get a choice, which area of America I will get to go to college at."
"Location doesn't matter to me as long as the school fits me, I don't mind," Burnett said. "I only know that I want to take all five official visits before I make my decision.
"I had a long talk with (USC linebacker coach) Ken Norton Jr. and he loved my film," Burnett said. "Before USC can offer they want to get to know me as a player and they want me to attend their Rising Stars Camp in June. I'm planning on attending."
"UCLA and Oregon are also recruiting me," Burnett said. "UCLA wants me to attend their camp on June 6th and I am attending."
"I'm planning on taking an unofficial visit to Oregon this summer, but I'm sure of the date."
One of the main reasons that Burnett is blowing up on the recruiting trail is he is a tackling machine and has a great nose for the football with a great burst.
A good all-around athlete, Burnett also plays on the basketball team and throws the shot on the track team. He's also an outstanding leader, never misses a practice and he's always on time.
Burnett earned first-team all-CIF, first-team all-area and first-team all-league as a junior after breaking his own school single season tackle record of 149 that he recorded as a sophomore when he racked up 182 tackles his junior season.