Burd Eyeing an Early Decision

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Two local programs are starting to turn up the heat with Matoaca (Chesterfield, VA) WR/DB Kris Burd . The 6-1, 180-pound Burd, who now says he could have a decision as early as this spring, is hoping to line up April visits to those two programs as well as another.

“I’m trying to get a visit to Maryland and a visit to Virginia Tech because right now they are showing high interest,” Burd said. “After I get to those two places on visits, then I’m pretty sure I’m going to come up with my decision.”

The University of Virginia continues to be the leader for Burd, but Maryland and Virginia Tech do appear to be coming on strong.

“Virginia is still in the front, but the margin is closing in because of the interest Maryland and Virginia Tech are showing,” Burd said. “It’s starting to get more personal from those two schools, so it’s getting down to the nitty gritty now.”

Burd could make an unofficial visit to Virginia this weekend. He visited UVa last fall for a football game, so this would not be his first-ever trip to Charlottesville.

“I know the Maryland practice and the UVa practice are on the horizon,” Burd said. “I want to get down to Virginia Tech practice too, but I haven’t heard too much about their practices. Me and my mom were actually talking about going to the UVa practice this weekend. Coach Garrett was texting me and telling about the spring practice and how they were going to eat afterwards and everything.”

In our last update, Burd had not received official offers from any of these three programs. It appears all three could arrive soon, however.

“My head coach told me the Virginia Tech one was in the mail,” Burd said. “The Maryland coach said their’s was in the mail, too. A coach who used to coach here but now coaches up at UVa told me UVa was going to put one in the mail, too.”

The former Matoaca coach Burd is referring to is Byron Thweatt, who is now a graduate assistant at Virginia. Burd and Thweatt were close at Matoaca, so does that give UVa an advantage?

“It makes a huge difference because we had a bond when he was here,” Burd said. “I do have a decision to make. I’m thinking do I want to keep that same bond or do I want to start a whole new thing. When he told me he was going to Virginia, if I had