No. 15?
Raines athlete Brian Burnett
AllCyclones Publisher
Posted Sep 21, 2013
Trey Scott

Burnett's commitment has led to some confusion, so we're holding off on penciliing him in as No. 15 for now

UPDATE: 5:40 p.m. CST

Burnett sent a text saying he had emailed Paul Rhoads to commit to Iowa State and was waiting to hear back.

UPDATE: 4:50 p.m. CST

Three program sources were unable to confirm or authenticate Raines (FL) athlete Brian Burnett's announced scholarship offer.

Burnett tweeted the following from the account @Bk_NoBurgerKing early Saturday morning: "I'm committing to Iowa State! Hard work does pay off #Blessed."

In a phone call with AllCyclones, Burnett said Iowa State defensive backs coach Troy Douglas was at his game Friday night and presented him with a scholarship offer, which he then talked over with his father. Burnett also listed USF, Georgia Tech, Middle Tennessee State and Bethune-Cookman as schools in attendance.

Burnett told AllCyclones he hadn't notified head coach Paul Rhoads of his decision. That conversation took place at 1:40 CST. Three later attempts to reach Burnett have been unsuccessful.

For now, Burnett's status will revert to that of an uncommitted prospect until it can be confirmed the staff offered him a scholarship and accepted his commitment.


Raines (FL) athlete Brian Burnett announced his commitment to Iowa State on Saturday morning, then confirmed to AllCyclones he had been offered by defensive backs coach Troy Douglas, who was at Burnett's school Friday night.

"It was a decision I went over with my Dad," Burnett said. "At defensive back they have a couple seniors, so I might get playing time."

Burnett, a high school quarterback who projects as a defensive back, said Bethune-Cookman has offered him as well and that USF, Georgia Tech and Middle Tennessee State were at his game last night.

As a junior at Mandarin, Burnett says he began receiving letters from the Cyclones (side note: in a 2012 game against Raines, his future team, he was picked off by current Cyclone Nigel Tribune). Burnett switched schools before his senior season because his father thought it'd be better for his future.

As of our phone call — 1:42 CST — Burnett had not officially notified the staff of his commitment. He says he hopes to make it to Ames for a visit soon to check out the program.

Burnett's verbal pledge gives Iowa State 15 members for its 2014 recruiting class and three players from Florida. Defensive back Dedric Brinson committed after visiting Iowa State last weekend.

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