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Florida still shares co-leader status for four-star

OVEIDO, Fla. | In less then two-and-a-half months from today the recruiting process of Clearwater (Fla.) Calvary Christian athlete Amari Burney will be coming to a close with his scheduled June 1st commitment announcement.

Heading into the spring months it’s Florida and Ohio State sitting on top for the four-star prospect.

Burney has already visited Gainesville once this spring, and has another visit coming up shortly.


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“I am going back this Saturday for their junior day,” said Burney. “I want to get to know the coaches there more and how they coach. I know the offensive coaches there, so I want to get to know the defensive coaches there like Coach [Corey] Bell since he is new. I want to see how they are during practice too.”

Aside from the Gators and Buckeyes, Burney also lists some interest in Virginia Tech, Auburn, and Penn State. It’s his longstanding relationship with Florida and Ohio State that is giving the duo the edge.

“From the beginning, since they offered me back last summer Florida has been talking with me and Ohio State also has talked to me a lot since they offered me. They are on me every day and those schools tell me to keep visiting and how they need me and stuff like that. They are the schools recruiting me the hardest and I feel like I fit in the best with both of those schools.”

Though he projects as a safety at the collegiate level, Burney also plays some offense for his high school team. The Gators are recruiting Burney on either side of the ball, giving him the option to pick which side of the ball he prefers.

“They have told me I can play anything I want there and to just commit and they will figure out what side of the ball to play me on later. The choice is with me and I think I am going to see how I feel on the field in my senior season before I pick what side. I want to see what spot fits me best in college and maybe even the NFL if I am fortunate enough to get there.”

Aside from Florida, the 6-foot-1, 201-pounder also plans to visit Virginia Tech for their spring game and possibly make it to Ohio State, Auburn and Penn State as well.

With a commitment coming in just a few months, Burney is hoping to use these upcoming trips to help mold the route he decides to take.

“I just want to get to know the coaches better because for me that relationship with the staff will help me because I want to be comfortable.”


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