Morgan Burns has made an oral commitment to play football at Kansas State. Burns, a state champ in track and a talented basketball player, was a two-time All-Metro selection at running back.
He said he’ll play defensive back in college, and he’s looking forward to that. One of the memorable plays for me from the 2010 season was at Andale when Trinity played the Indians. Andale broke a long run, and out of nowhere (he wasn’t even in my peripheral vision), Burns appeared and chased the back down. Amazing.
Morgan has been one of the most fun athletes that I’ve covered. I first wrote about him as an eighth grader in track. He always has a smile, even when I talked to him after losing in the state finals in track.