September 17, 2011

Burrows helps Trotwood get huge win

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The Trotwood-Madison Rams finally got over the hump on Friday night, beating Dayton area rival Huber Heights Wayne 47-27 in front of a packed house. One of the big contributors in the win was junior defensive back Cameron Burrows. The 6-foot-1, 190-pound prospect caught a 25-yard touchdown pass and also recorded an interception as Trotwood moved to 4-0 on the season.

"It was just a great win for us," said Burrows. "It's just another step for us to get to round 15 (the state championship). It's 15 games and now we have to get ready for week five against Springfield. They're a pretty good team and they have a lot of athletes and we can't take them lightly."

Not only does the win give Trotwood even more momentum heading into the teeth of the schedule, but the win should also mean major playoff points for the Rams who hope to secure a home game in the first round.

"It's a huge confidence booster for us," he said. "It gives us a lot of points going into the playoffs, Wayne is going to win a lot of games. We still have Beavercreek (as a win on the schedule) and I know Beavercreek is going to win a lot of games too so whoever wins between those two is going to get us a lot of points."

Burrows has been nursing a bruised knee since summer practices which has limited his snaps on the offensive side of the football but that started to change on Friday night as Burrows found the end zone for the first time this season.

"It felt great," he said of the touchdown. "All year I kept asking our offensive coordinator, 'just put me on the nine coach, send me on the nine, I can get it, the DB's can't guard me' and he sent me deep and I got it."

Defensively, Burrows was solid as usual and recorded an interception on the last play of the third quarter. Burrows showed great discipline in staying with his man as the play broke down and Wayne quarterback Javon Harrison was scrambling around. Burrows said he learned the hard way against Wayne a year ago about losing track of his man when a play breaks down.

"I just stayed with (the receiver) because last year, when they had Braxton Miller, he would run around and stop at the line of scrimmage and throw the ball," Burrows said. "I was like 'no I'm not doing that', I'm not about to come up and try and make this tackle which I won't make and have him throw it right over my head."

On the recruiting front, Burrows added offer number 10 this week as Michigan entered the fray. Burrows had taken an unofficial visit to Michigan last weekend for the Wolverines' win over Notre Dame.

"I was surprised but then again I wasn't because I knew it was going to come sometime soon," he said. "I was excited about it. It was a great atmosphere to be up there. I liked how their fans react to the game."

Still, Burrows says Ohio State is still the team to beat in his recruitment and there are three additional teams that are catching his eye at the moment.

"Yes it's Ohio State (at the top)," he said. "Notre Dame, Tennessee, and Michigan are up there together."

Burrows will be visiting Notre Dame on Saturday for the Michigan State game and is tentatively scheduled to be at Ohio State for the Wisconsin game.


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