Pack Still an Option for Burgess?

Pack Still an Option for Burgess?

One published report stated that junior college defensive tackle LeRoy Burgess was likely down to Oklahoma State and Kansas State, eliminating NC State from contention. Is that the case?

Junior college defensive tackle LeRoy Burgess took his final official visit this past weekend, as he tripped to Kansas State.

"It went well," said Burgess. "I got to meet the defensive coordinator, and I got to talk with coach Prince. He just talked about my role on the team and what I'd be playing if I went there."

Kansas State, located in Manhattan, Kansas, is one of the top Big 12 programs. Burgess visited while the area was in the middle of a huge snow storm. What did the Georgia Military standout think of the weather he encountered?

"It was different," Burgess said, laughing. "I'm from South Carolina so I'm not used to that, but it wasn't too bad."

Burgess confirmed that he didn't commit to the Wildcats. One published report stated that he was likely down to Oklahoma State and Kansas State, eliminating NC State from contention. Is that the case?

"No I didn't commit with them," said Burgess. "Everything is about even right now with Kansas State, Oklahoma State, and NC State. The only thing is that NC State would have a little edge being close to home. My mom would love it if I went to NC State because she could be able to come to all of my games, and I'd be real close to home."

Burgess has concluded all his course work at Georgia Military College and is back at home in South Carolina. Look for him to spend the next 48 hours discussing all three schools with his family. The coaching staffs will be a major factor in his final decision.

"The coaching staff is big," said Burgess. "At my junior college our staff is real close so that's what I'm looking for in a school.

"I'll know for sure on Tuesday... give me a call back that evening. I'm going to try and let all the coaches know by noon so if you call me that evening I'll know for sure."

Burgess played two seasons at Georgia Military College. As a freshman, he played just seven games, starting at defensive end. He totaled 20 tackles, 10 tackles for a loss, six sacks, 20 quarterback pressures, five quarterback knockdowns, one interception, a batted pass, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

This season, the 6-foot-1, 300-pounder moved to nose guard, and in nine games he finished with 24 tackles, 6.5 tackles for a loss, 5.5 sacks, five quarterback knockdowns, seven quarterback pressures, an interception returned for a touchdown, two pass breakups, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery.

A mid-year enrollee, Burgess will have three years to play two seasons. He has garnered offers from NC State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Mississippi,

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