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Thoughts on Three-Star QB Prospect

Hello, everyone. We’re one week away from the start of Maryland’s camp, but I just wanted to see if anybody had any thoughts on the commitment this weekend by quarterback Devin Burns of Carver High in Georgia.

Burns committed to Maryland during a visit to campus this weekend. The 6-2, 170-pound Burns is regarded as a three-star prospect who is rated as the 31st-best quarterback in the country by

According to the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger-Enquirer, Burns made his decision less than two weeks after Carver High Coach Dell McGee banned University of Georgia coaches from recruiting his players because the college rescinded a scholarship off to Burns on the day he intended to commit.

Last season, Burns completed 55 of 85 passes for 736 yards and 8 touchdowns. He also ran for 363 yards on 68 carries with two touchdowns.

By Eric Prisbell  |  August 3, 2009; 11:29 AM ET
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I don't have any thoughts, but I was hoping you did.

Posted by: EdDC | August 3, 2009 12:38 PM | Report abuse

31st with those numbers? How many games did he play in to only throw 85 times? Tell me he got injured or something.

Posted by: cao091402 | August 3, 2009 12:50 PM | Report abuse

Honestly, isn't Tyler Smith the better prospect that already committed to us because of a Franklin connection? Those stats do not impress me at all. I know we've had success in Georgia from the past but I thought that was more on the defensive side of the ball? The other question is, did Franklin recruit him or was it someone else? He better be working in the West Coast Offense too since we run that but according to those stats, it doesn't sound like it. Either that or this guy better have 4.5 speed.

Posted by: DiehardTerp | August 3, 2009 1:21 PM | Report abuse

Coach Bratton recruited him as Georgia is his territory. It does not matter whether Smith is a better prospect. As we have seen the last 4 years (Richer, Portis ect.......) you need to have at LEAST 4 QB's in the pipeline in case of transfers, injuries, academic casualties ect..... Look at this season. They are one hit away from having Robinson (who has never played a down) or a true freshman under center.

Burns plays in a spread/option offense at Carver and runs a 4.5. It looks like he may wind up as a Safety or WR if Brown, O' Brien and Smith all work out at QB.

Posted by: virtueandvice | August 3, 2009 1:35 PM | Report abuse

Prisbell, you back? Please tell me we're gonna see some more activity on this blog than the past couple months.

Posted by: aviscardo | August 3, 2009 2:34 PM | Report abuse

"55 of 85 passes for 736 yards and 8 touchdowns"

Was this in one game?

Posted by: Barno1 | August 3, 2009 7:09 PM | Report abuse

i saw some highlights on rivals, he seems to be very dangerous as a run threat,his numbers granted are not impressive. i think he's at worst going to add depth and give us some insurance at the qb position. but he looks like he could be a starter.

Posted by: toddwhite2004 | August 4, 2009 12:07 AM | Report abuse

Here's a little more info on Burns from the Balt. Sun:

Posted by: EdDC | August 4, 2009 12:41 PM | Report abuse

Thanks for the link EdDC. He sounds like a solid kid. You can never have to many good character guys and athletes.

Posted by: Section505203 | August 4, 2009 4:33 PM | Report abuse

@Section: amen to that. Plus, and I know this is hardly news, but all kinds of kids get recruited for one position and end up in another (Nolan Carroll, Kenny Tate on the current squad, Dan Gronkowski, etc.)

Then some dudes, and I mean Aundray Bruce, just lose their minds at the wrong time.

Posted by: info_stuporhighway | August 4, 2009 8:23 PM | Report abuse

Hi Eric,

Some constructive criticism...I think readers of this blog would find it helpful if maybe you (or someone else at the WP) maybe took the 5-10 minutes to talk to this recruits coach. A couple of quotes from the coach/player would interest folks a lot more than just cutting/pasting information available at any recruiting website.


Posted by: bcole33 | August 5, 2009 10:30 AM | Report abuse

I hope this guy can gain about 50 pounds or he will get killed in the ACC. Sounds like he should be playing in the Big East!

Posted by: cavys | August 5, 2009 4:59 PM | Report abuse

I hope this guy can gain about 50 pounds or he will get killed in the ACC. Sounds like he should be playing in the Big East!

Posted by: cavys | August 5, 2009 4:59 PM

Funny story, his MD commitment notwithstanding, he just might be playing in the Big East!

Posted by: mabkhar | August 5, 2009 5:06 PM | Report abuse

Sounds more like someone GW would recruit...6'2" and 170 who couldn't get a scholarship from UGA.

31st best at his position....

Posted by: petecard | August 6, 2009 8:50 AM | Report abuse

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