December 18, 2011

Burrows enjoys bowl practice

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While many eyes were on official visitors, Noah Spence and Bam Bradley, this weekend, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer still found time for some big-time underclassmen that showed up to watch bowl practice. The biggest name on that list was Ohio's number one junior, Trotwood-Madison defensive back Cameron Burrows. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect is among the highest of priorities for the 2013 class and Meyer made sure to make him aware of that fact on Saturday morning.

"I got there a little late but when I got there coach (Mark Pantoni) walked up to me and shook my hand and took me over to coach Meyer," explained Burrows. "Coach Meyer just shook my hand and told me to follow him and he took me out right in the middle of the field to watch practice and we just stood there and talked."

Burrows had previously talked to Meyer on the phone but was able to meet with him in-person for the first time. Burrows said the conversation between the two went very well.

"He's just been showing me that he really likes me," Burrows said. "He told me that he's looked at all of my film and he asked me the question, 'How many 6'1 corners do you know that can do what you do and do it so well?'. Every time he'd walk up to somebody, he'd say 'this is the best corner in the country right here'."

Despite arriving a little late to the practice, Burrows was still able to take some time and focus on the action on the field. The athletic, lockdown defender was pleased with what he saw out of the defensive unit.

"When I got there, they were doing team stuff," he said. "The defense was doing really good."

As one of the elite juniors in the Midwest, Burrows will have his pick of just about any school in the nation. With a lot of young defensive backs on the Ohio State roster, it would be easy for Burrows to shy away from the competition but he said he's not worried about the depth chart at Ohio State, or anywhere else for that matter.

"Every college is going to have a lot of DB's and you've got to compete no matter what," Burrows said. "Even if you get a starting spot, you have to compete with who's coming in next year or with the guys that are there already. Either way, I'm just going to compete."


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