Kansas Recruiting Corner: Defensive Back Antonio Burton Commits For 2010

C.W. O'BrienCorrespondent IJuly 6, 2009

TAMPA, FL - SEPTEMBER 12: Coach Mark Mangino of the Kansas University Jayhawks directs play against the University of South Florida Bulls at Raymond James Stadium on September 12, 2008 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

The University of Kansas received its first July commitment for the Class of 2010 when Guyer High School (Denton, Texas) defensive back Antonio Burton verbally committed to play for Mark Mangino and the Jayhawks.

Burton is the sixth prospect to commit for the 2010 season. Currently, Burton has not been rated by Scout, Rivals, or ESPN. Burton is the second defensive back to commit for the 2010 recruiting class and the fourth defensive prospect.

The Denton native chose KU over Arizona, Baylor, UTEP and Tulsa.

Burton is listed at 5'11", 180 pounds. An ACL injury in the summer between his freshman and sophomore year prevented Burton from playing varsity football until his junior season.

Burton is a very athletic, intelligent defensive back. He is a sure tackler and doesn't bite on head fakes. As a junior, he had 77 tackles, eight pass break-ups, and four interceptions. He also blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown.

He is the fourth member of Guyer High school's senior class to commit to an FBS football program.

“I like the coaching staff and the school,” Burton told HS Gametime after a recent trip to Lawrence. “It’s a really nice place. The academics are good, too.”