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Recruiting Radar: CB Thomas Burns Decommits from Miami

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This one has been on deck for a while.

NCAA Football: Miami at North Carolina State Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

In a move that has been anticipated by many who follow recruiting, 3-star CB Thomas Burns has decommitted from the Miami Hurricanes.

The younger brother of former Canes CB and 1st round NFL Draft pick Artie Burns, Thomas is a great sprinter for Miami Northwestern’s famed track team. But, unlike his brother, Thomas is not a premium football recruit.

With the preponderance of elite talent at DB in the 2018 recruiting class both in South Florida and already committed to Miami, it stands to reason that Burns would not be at the top of the list, even with his status as a Miami legacy.

To my eyes, Burns’ best potential is as a track athlete, something he could choose to pursue at Miami. But, as far as football, much as some people may want him to be, I just don’t think that the younger Burns is Miami caliber.

This decommitment brings Miami down to 17 commits in the 2018 class, and still firmly in possession of the #1 recruiting class in America. There are many options to look at to potentially replace Burns in this class, including 5-star Patrick Surtain Jr, 4-star Tyson Campbell, 4-star Al Blades Jr, and 5-star Tyreke Johnson, among others.

While football at Miami may not be in the cares, I wish Thomas Burns the best in the future. And, hopefully, he’s an ACC champion sprinter for Miami when all is said and done.

More on this in the coming days and weeks.

Go Canes