Just reported in the wee hours by the Wichita Eagle's Joanna Chadwick, Tyler Burns, a 5'11" 190 three-star running back/safety from Wichita's Trinity Academy, has accepted a grayshirt offer from K-State.
Congrats to Trinity's Tyler Burns, Carroll's Brett Bell, who will take a gray shirt at Kansas State. Scholarships in Jan. 2016 #VKscores— Joanna Chadwick (@joannachadwick) February 4, 2015
It's not really a surprise that Burns finally accepted the Wildcats' offer. He's the younger brother of Wildcat CB Morgan Burns, after all. Burns had received mild interest from Alabama, Arkansas, Baylor, Boise State, Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, TCU, and Wisconsin, but his only other tendered offer was with Air Force. Obviously, a bunch of high-profile schools had their eyes on the speedster if their primary targets didn't pan out.
Ranked as the 10th-best prospect in the state, Burns clocks a 4.41 40. He made waves in September by scoring seven touchdowns against Chaparral the day after attending the K-State/Auburn game -- in a game where Trinity needed every one of them, escaping with a 53-46 win.
Burns doesn't have a full 2014 highlight package at Hudl, but there are five separate single-game clips from last fall available there. Here's his 2013 highlight reel, which is long touchdown after long touchdown. Of note, toward the end: a beautiful reception on a wheel route for a score.
Burns will make things official at 3:20pm at Trinity. It's possible he might flip at the last minute, but the only other schools he's been considering this late in the game are Kansas and Iowa State, and it's hard to imagine Chadwick would have issued the tweet above without confirming with him.