#STRecruiting: #Clemson and #Gamecocks among programs trying to pull Burley away from Georgia

Victor Burley

DT Victor Burley (6-4 278) of Warner Robins, GA will be hard to pull away from the Georgia Bulldogs, but Clemson and USC are two of the teams making a go of it. Clemson was one of his visits in January along with Georgia and Tennessee. He also visited all three last summer. The Tigers apparently have made a strong impression

“There’s just something different about Clemson,” Burley said.  “Can’t really put my thumbs on it, but there’s just something different about Clemson.  From when I got there and when I left, they just treated me like I was family already.  They’ve been saying that I’m a versatile player and can play anywhere across the front.” 

Burley will take more visits in March. He’s headed to Florida State on the 5th, USC on the 19th and Florida on the 26th. He also visited USC last season for the Vanderbilt game, and he was in for a visit last summer. Burley is being hotly pursued by USC head coach Shane Beamer and defensive line coach Jimmy Lindsey, and they are making an impact on his thinking.

“I love what Coach Beamer has done with the program,” Burley said.  “I love speaking to them.  I talk to Coach Lindsay almost every day.  I’ve built a good, pretty tight relationship with Coach Lindsay and Coach Beamer.  And I get treated like family every time I go there.”

And then there’s Georgia, which Burley has visited five times. The Bulldogs already had the inherent advantage of being the home-state school, and the Dogs seldom miss on major South Georgia targets. The National Championship Trophy is now something else they can show Burley.

“I feel as if that did make a good impact,” Burley said.  “Even before winning a national championship, Georgia was really up there on the list.  They are family oriented.  Coach Smart really feels genuine.”

Burley also has offers from Jackson State, Arkansas, Nebraska, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Miami, Georgia Southern, Penn State, Vanderbilt and others.

Burley hopes to make his decision prior to his senior season, if not he’ll do so during the season.

Last season he was in on 54 tackles with 14 tackles for loss and 5 sacks.

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