Back on June 7, Aric Burton traveled to West Virginia to take part in a Mountaineer prospects camp and earned an offer following his impressive performance.
Three weeks later, Burton made a return to Morgantown for the WVU’s last official visit weekend of the month.
Burton is a 6-foot-five, 210 pound defensive end from Clearwater Academy in Clearwater, Florida. The raw but talented prospect holds offers from West Virginia, Arizona State, Minnesota, Kansas and Charlotte.
Upon returning to Florida, West Virginia Sports Now caught up with Burton to get his review of his few days around the West Virginia program and the highlights of his stay.
“Coach Brown has really improved the West Virginia program over the last few years and I saw what a family it is there and how everyone is working to be great and successful over the next few years,” said Burton. “Something that really stood out and impressed me was their ‘Fifth Quarter Program’. They teach the players how about finances and how to save money for life after football. That really impressed me because I see how many NFL players are broke after their done with their career. They’re really trying to help you long-term.”
Fans hear a lot about players making an official visit, I asked Burton to detail what the few days consisted of in order to give the fans a better perspective.
“It was fun but it was also really like a business trip,” said Burton. “We met with all the coaches, we had positional meetings, then you meet with the professors and talk about what you would want to study, visit all of the facilities within the program, tour the campus and then meet and talk with players on the team. I really had a great time.”
“At the end of the visit, I talked with Coach Brown and he told me how he likes how I’m really raw because I just started playing football three years ago. I don’t have any bad habits and believes that I would be very coachable. He believes that I would have a bright future at West Virginia.”
Burton also pointed out that he likes the size of Morgantown and how he believes it’s a perfect size and that it would allow you to focus on “your craft and academics” without having any destractions.
Right now, Burton has no other official visits scheduled.