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Tackling machine making the rounds

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The linebacker tackling machine Victor Burnett (6-0, 225, 4.65) from Culver City, Calif., has been making the rounds taking in practices at both local Los Angeles schools. He was at UCLA on Monday and took in USC's practice on Tuesday.
"I went to USC's practice and left my DVD with Coach Ken Norton Jr.," Burnett said. "Coach Norton told me to come back to the next practice so he could give me some feedback."
"I was able to meet some of USC's players and that was really cool," Burnett said. "USC's players told me about how high the tempo of practice is and because so they enjoy going to practice. They said it's a lot fun and never a chore like some practices can be."
"At UCLA, it also went well," Burnett said. "I was able to meet former Culver City player, (now UCLA defensive back coach) Carnell Lake," Burnett said. "It was really a good experience. Coach Lake said told me that he will be coming to one of my spring practices."
"I was also able to meet Coach Rick Neuheisel," Burnett said. "It was cool to meet him. He was really down to earth."
Burnett currently has two offers on his table. His first one came from Arizona.
"It made me feel good to get my first offer from Arizona," Burnett said. "It made me see that my hard work was paying off and it makes me to continue to strive to get more. I'm pretty sure that I will be taking an official visit to Arizona this fall."
"San Diego State was my second offer," Burnett said. "When I received that one it made me feel like I must be doing something right, not only on the field, but in the classroom."
What is Burnett looking for in a college?
"Academics is number one," Burnett said. "I want to major in psychology so I am looking for a school that is good in that department."
"The campus atmosphere will be key because the school I choose will be my second home and I'm going to have to like my surroundings," Burnett said. "The coaching staff will also be a consideration."
Burnett will be camping with NIKE in Los Angeles later this month and will attend USC's Rising Stars camp in June. He has no other camp plans at this time, but Burnett remains open to taking in other camps.
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.
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