Caleb Burton III is a 6’0 165 pound wide receiver from Del Valle, TX.
The Class of 2022 prospect attends Del Valle High School and has a 94 rating (4*) from 247 Sports. They consider him the 37th best player in his class (6th best WR and 4th best player in Texas).
Burton already holds offers from Alabama, Arizona State, Arkansas, Auburn, Baylor, Colorado, Georgia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State, LSU, Miami (FL), Michigan, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Ole Miss, Penn State, TCU, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, USC, and Utah, among others.
He was offered a spot in the All-American Bowl:
But chose the Under Armour All-America Game, instead:
In April, he was offered by Florida State:
TN caught up with Burton after the offer to learn more:
How’d you receive the offer?
“I received the offer through a phone call (from Coach Dugans).”
What’d it mean to you?
“The offer meant a lot just knowing the coach saw something in me he really liked and wanted to build a relationship with me, and that’s one of my key points when it comes to narrowing down schools.”
What was that conversation like?
“The conversation was very good—he started off telling me what he liked about my film, and the little things I do that impressed him. I introduced him to my dad, and he gave us some background on himself, how he played at FSU back in the day and how he loved the atmosphere, and the new coaching staff there, and he’s looking forward to what they do in the future!”
What do you know about Florida State as a Texan?
“I know they have a strong tradition, and a very good fan-base! I [used] to watch them all the time while they had Jameis Winston and Kelvin Benjamin.”
Do you plan to visit FSU when the Dead Period is lifted?
“Yes, I do.”
What other schools do you hope to visit?
“Stanford, Ohio State, OU, Georgia, Alabama, and some other schools!”
How would you describe your game?
“Very smooth [and] fast-paced—I feel like what I do after the catch plays a big part!”
What player(s) do you look up to/model your game after?
“Garrett Wilson, who is also from Austin, and CeeDee Lamb!”
What are the biggest things you’re looking for when making a final decision?
“Relationships with position coach and strength coach! Also a great atmosphere at games.”