October 30, 2011

'Crazy' atmosphere impresses Burrows

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Arguably the top prospect in attendance in Saturday night's big win over Wisconsin was Trotwood (Ohio) Madison junior defensive back Cameron Burrows. The 6-foot-1, 195-pound prospect is the No. 1 ranked player in the BuckeyeGrove.com class of 2013 Ohio rankings. Burrows is no stranger to Ohio Stadium, having made numerous unofficial visits to Columbus, but the night atmosphere in 'The Shoe' certainly left an impression on Burrows.

"Oh it was a great game," said Burrows. "It was my first night game at 'The Shoe'. The fans were just crazy."

The final minutes were some of the most exciting in Ohio Stadium history and while most people in the stadium and around the nation watching on TV may have been shocked by Braxton Miller's late touchdown pass, don't count Burrows as one of them.

"At first I thought he was going to run," Burrows explained. "Then I started thinking back to what he used to do in high school and he would run and then he would get everybody to move up towards the line of scrimmage and then he would pass it."

After the game, Burrows went from high profile recruit, to celebrating fan as he stormed the field with the students.

"It was awesome," he said. "I just saw the students running out on the field and I just ran right after them."

Burrows seems to be a good luck charm for Big Ten teams playing huge home games. Burrows has witnessed thrilling finishes at Michigan, Michigan State, and Ohio State already this season.

"It was about the same," he said, of the excitement. "That was the first time I've rushed the field though. As far as game winners, I've been to three of them and the crowds have been crazy."

With the game going so late, Burrows said he didn't get to speak with any of the coaches afterwards as he had an hour and a half drive back home to Dayton. Still, the visit did nothing to hurt Ohio State's chances with the talented defender.

"It increased them," Burrows said of Ohio State's chances. "Beating Wisconsin, and the atmosphere, it increased a lot."

On the field, Burrows and Trotwood just completed a perfect regular season with a 10-0 record. The Rams are considered the favorites in Ohio's Division II playoffs.

"We've just got to keep working hard and practice and go hard every day," he said.


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