January 29, 2012

Burdette commits to Freeze (again)

Quintavius Burdette committed to Hugh Freeze last June.

He did it again on Sunday.

Burdette, a 5-foot-10, 179-pound all-purpose back/athlete from Senatobia, Miss., committed to Ole Miss Sunday, wrapping up a whirlwind few days that began when the former Arkansas State commit landed his first Southeastern Conference and ended with an official visit to the Oxford, Miss., campus.

"It went real well," Burdette said. "I enjoyed the campus. I loved it. When Coach Freeze called me in, he asked what it was going to be. I told him I'm going to be a Rebel. He jumped up and hugged me.

"It feels real good to know I have an SEC offer, but it feels better to know I'm going to play for Coach Freeze. That's who I wanted to play for. I like everything about him. I like the offense he runs. He's from my town. He just gives kids a chance. That's what I like."

Burdette, who played running back as a junior at Senatobia before transfers forced him to play quarterback as a senior, said he's not sure where he'll begin his college career.

"Coach Freeze said he didn't know, but I met with the defensive backs coach (Wesley McGriff) and he loves me," Burdette said. "It might be one of those deals where I start on defense and then move to offense later. It doesn't matter to me. I just want to ball. Coach Freeze will work it out. He's a smart man."

Burdette was hosted by Ole Miss defensive back Chief Brown, who he called "a cool guy." He also spent time with plenty of future teammates, who repeatedly told him "if we give the right effort, we'll get back on track. They were telling me to be prepared to come in and work hard. It was real good."

Burdette said he'll report to Oxford in June.

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