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Burrows gets first taste of Michigan State

10/24/2011

Cam Burrows didn’t need replay to tell him what he already knew Saturday night: Keith Nichol broke the plane.

Sitting right along the goal line with the other recruits, Burrows, a Trotwood-Madison (Ohio) junior cornerback on the ESPNU 150 Watch List, had a clear view of the final play in the Michigan State-Wisconsin thriller -- a game-winning Hail Mary pass for the Spartans as time expired.

“I was right near the end zone where he caught it, and I knew he was across,” Burrows said. “I had my hands up for a touchdown.

“… The stadium was live.”

For Burrows, who has been to a number of college games this year, it was the third time he’s seen Michigan State this season but the first time on the Spartans’ campus. He previously saw the Spartans play during visits to Notre Dame and Ohio State, his early favorite.

“I liked it a lot,” Burrows said of his trip to East Lansing. “The fans were into the game, and it was a great game.”

Before the game, Burrows had an opportunity to talk with coach Mark Dantonio and assistants Harlon Barnett and Pat Narduzzi. Barnett, Burrows’ lead recruiter, said he was going to talk with Dantonio about an offer. Burrows expects Michigan State to offer in the near future.

On the Friday before the Michigan State game, Burrows helped lead a Trotwood-Madison defense that allowed just six points. The first-team defense played only a half, but it was enough time for Burrows to record his second interception of the season.

“The wide receiver was running a streak – it was a halfback pass – and he just threw it up in the air. He didn’t see who he was throwing the ball to,” Burrows said of the pick. “I went up to get it, and I came down in bounds.”

Trotwood-Madison will look to complete an undefeated regular season Friday when they travel to Butler.