Northside High School coach Darrell Henry notes that he figured out when Burns was still in junior high school that the quarterback was going to be a special player. That is exactly the way it turned out for Burns, who is ranked as the No. 1 prospect in the state of Arkansas by Scout.com
Burns, who is also a standout in basketball, is a great catch for the Tigers, says Henry, who notes that in addition to the senior's athletic skills Auburn is getting a quarterback with a lot of mental toughness.
"He's going to find a way to win," Henry says. "I think that's a strong characteristic of his."
Burns, who racked up almost 9,000 yards of total offense as a three-year starter, notes that he is excited about his decision to play QB for the Tigers. "I feel like it's a real good system where you have to have a true quarterback to play the position," he says.
"I feel like that what I am is a true pocket-passing quarterback. At the same time if I need to get a couple of first downs during the game running the ball I feel I have the ability to do that.
"What I have seen in the offense they like to open up the pass with the run and at Auburn they're always going to have a top running back. That takes a lot of pressure off the passing game and opens up a lot of lanes to throw the ball. It's a real good system, one of the most flexible."