While the ban of recruiting visits is causing some players to speed up the timeline on their decision making, that’s not the case with Aubrey Burks.
The three-star safety from Auburndale, Florida isn’t rushing things and isn’t interested in making a quick decision but just wants to make the best decision for his future regardless of when that happens.
Burks (6-foot, 180 pounds) has accumulated over 30 offers and narrowed that list down to seven schools on Mother’s Day: Georgia Tech, Indiana, Louisville, Mississippi State, Pitt South Florida and West Virginia.
Burks started his high school career at IMG Academy before transferring to Auburndale High School, where last season, he registered 63 tackles, 17 tackle for losses, six sacks and two interceptions.
Despite being someone that Rob Harley and Pitt have been targeting for months, Burks is someone that’s kept his recruitment quiet. Pittsburgh Sports Now was able to catch up briefly on Monday with Burks to get an update on his recruitment and where Pitt fits into his picture.
“Pitt has just been real consistent with their recruitment of me,” said Burks. “They’ve made sure that I’ve been able to see and hear about everything through this period of time. Since I won’t be able to take a visit, the communication that the staff has been able to have with me has been high. During this time, I’m been able to see everything that they have to offer and I’ve been able to hear from everybody.
“Coach Harley has been recruiting me pretty heavy and very well. He told me to stay patient and that Pittsburgh is going to come hard at me which they’re doing. Coach Narduzzi, Coach Bates and everybody feels like and tell me that I could come in and change the program with my style of play.”
As he’s done over the last couple of months, Burks maintained to PSN that he has no timeline for making a commitment and isn’t sure when he’ll be making that decision.
Burks is one of a couple defensive backs from Florida that the Pitt staff is actively recruiting: Noah Biglow (Seffner, Florida), Jordan Oladokun (Tampa, Florida) along with a few players from Georgia: James Ziglor (Kennesaw, Georgia), Demarko Williams (Atlanta, Georgia) and Javon Bullard (Milledgeville, Georgia).