Brandon Burrows has change of heart

July, 9, 2012
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Georgia redshirt sophomore inside linebacker Brandon Burrows has decided to return to the Bulldogs after leaving the team last Thursday.

“I had the opportunity when I was away to look at it from the outside,” Burrows said. “I prayed about it a lot today. Then Coach [Rodney] Garner gave me a call and we talked about things. I realized I had not given myself a chance to compete. This will be the first year that I will be healthy and not redshirting.”

After talking to Garner, Burrows then called the Bulldogs’ head coach.

“I called Coach [Mark] Richt and I am inexplicably thankful for him taking me back because he could have just as easily said no,” Burrows said. “I really am thankful and that is a huge part of this.”

According to a statement issued by the school last Thursday, Burrows had decided to leave in an attempt to find playing time elsewhere.

“I came out of high school playing the defensive end position in a 4-3 defense which is what I truly love,” said Burrows. “The coaching change here led to a 3-4 defense. I have worked with that transition but decided that I want to get back to playing defensive end.”

His change of heart will help Georgia since the team is down to 75 players on scholarship.

Radi Nabulsi | email

Reporter, DawgNation

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