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Florida 3-Star Running Back Roscoe Burton Impressed By Visit to Pitt



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Vincent Davis is someone that has a good shot at being Pitt’s starting running back when the Panthers open their season on Sept. 5 against Miami, Ohio.

This morning, Pitt hosted a junior running back from Florida that is close with Davis and that has a very similar build and skillset.

Class of 2021 three-star running back Roscoe Burton (Miami, Florida) attended Pitt’s spring practice Friday morning as he concluded making unofficial visits to some East Coast programs. Thursday, Burton was in New Jersey to check out both Princeton and Rutgers. He’ll be making more visits throughout the month, before making a decision sometime in May or June.

Pittsburgh Sports Now was able to catch up with Burton as he was leaving Pittsburgh and headed for a flight back to Florida.

“Today went very well. I really liked the intensity that Pitt practiced with and their facilities are really nice, state of the art,” said Burton.

This was Burton’s first time attending a Pitt practice and afterwards mentioned something that really stood out to him and about a talk he was able to have with the coaching staff.

“It impressed me how active and involved the assistant coaches are in practice. They are very hands on with things and break things down different plays and schemes for the players. That really stood out to me. I talked with Coach [Pat] Narduzzi and [running backs coach Andre] Powell they said they’d love for me to come here. They also told me that they were happy and appreciative that I was able to come up here for a practice. They also were telling me how I was very comparable to Vincent Davis and how I’d be a great fit in their offense scheme.”

Burton obviously enjoyed the short visit because he told PSN that he’ll be coming back to Pittsburgh to attend Pitt’s Blue/Gold Game in April. He also mentioned that on that trip he plans on making a full visit of Pitt’s campus.

“I really liked everything about the day and liked Pitt’s offensive schemes and the coaches,” Burton said. “Pitt’s definitely a school that I’m going to consider.”

Next up for Burton is an unofficial visit to either Miami or Michigan State.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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