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25 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Wesley Burris

In which BracketCat counts down the 25th day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of long snapper Wesley Burris.

#49 Wesley Burris
True Freshman
6-0 | 195
Olathe, Kan.


Position: Long Snapper

Previous College: None

Projection: Redshirt

Status: Walk-On

Wesley Burris is a walk-on long snapper from Olathe High School East. His high school honors include being named to the all-state first team and honorable mention on the All-Sunflower League team. He also threw discus.

"Wesley is a very solid athlete who can play multiple positions on the football field," said

"His size, speed and athleticism will help him to easily develop his snapping skills, and in turn, increase his snapping velocity and accuracy. He is very coachable. As only a freshman, Wesley's snapping skills are comparable to those a few years older than him."

Here's what Sports in Kansas, which named Burris one of its 25 specialty players to watch in 2015, had to say:

Burris, ranked as a four-star long snapper in the country, has over 150 in-game snaps in which none have been bad. Burris features great strength, benching 285 pounds and squatting 385, while showing the ability to cover with some decent quickness. With a little added weight, currently standing 6-foot and 195 pounds, he should be college ready in no time. Don’t be surprised to see him on a Division I roster next fall.