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Matoaca (Chesterfield, VA) wide receiver/safety Kris Burd has boasted three verbal offers – from Maryland, Virginia and Virginia Tech, respectively – for quite some time. Last week, he finally landed his first official offer when the official letter from the University of Virginia arrived in the mail. What was his reaction to his first official offer?
“My reaction was that this is really happening,” Burd said. “Coming through high school, I saw some other guys get letters and things like that. It hit me that this is happening now and I should enjoy it while it’s happening because not too many others get this chance.”
The 6-1 Burd, who says he is now up to 185 pounds after strong off-season workouts, is being recruited by UVa as a wide receiver. Other schools like him as a safety and some are recruiting him as an athlete. He is still expecting an official offer from Virginia Tech and from Maryland, which was supposed to have been sent last month.
“Maryland’s coach Bratton told me they mailed out the letter a month ago, so I think it got lost in the mail,” Burd said. “He said they would get another one out to me soon.”
Besides the aforementioned three programs, Burd is receiving handwritten letters from Clemson and is drawing serious attention from Duke, Illinois, Kansas State, Syracuse, Tennessee and Wake Forest.
At this point, UVa remains high on Burd’s list but he is open to other programs.
“Virginia is still up there,” Burd said. “I haven’t talked to the coaches as much as before. Coach Mike Groh and I used to text back and forth all the time, but we haven’t done it as much recently. I still get handwritten letters from all of the coaches telling me they want me in orange and blue.
“Maryland’s showing me a whole lot of interest and Virginia Tech is showing a little. Virginia’s still up there, but it is close.”
Burd wants to make a decision sometime this summer. He would like to do so after visiting a few more programs.
“I think I’ll be able to decide after I take visits to some more schools,” Burd said. “I’m going to try and do it after my school year is over, during the summer. Tennessee is starting to show more interest. They are getting heavy on the letters, so I’ve added them to...
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