Zumwalt East's Mason Burnett Makes Recruitment Noise

The Lions' junior linebacker is drawing interest from colleges after an impressive showing at the 2012 Nike Football SPARQ Combine.

Mason Burnett missed the majority of his junior season at with a broken ankle. It's safe to say, his ankle is fully healed.

The soon-to-be-senior turned heads recently at the 2012 Nike Football SPARQ Combine, drawing attention from several college recruiters. Checking in at 6-foot-4 and 204 pounds, the linebacker impressed with his athleticism.

In the 40-yard dash, he posted a time of 4.65. He ran a 4.20 in the shuttle, threw the power ball 40-feet and turned in a 36.3-inch vertical jump. He left the event with a 115.65 SPARQ rating, the second-highest on the day out of more than 900 athletes in attendance. 

Following his showing at the combine, Scout.com has Burnett's profile filled with teams showing interest in the linebacker. Missouri, Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan and Michigan State are reported as having interest in Burnett.

"I’m loving it,” Burnett told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "This is what I wanted, you know, to hopefully get on the map and get going."

Burnett only played two full games last season for the Lions before breaking his ankle. Prior to his junior season the linebacker/wide out suited up for O'Fallon Christian. Last season, in limited action he had three catches for 64 yards and 16 tackles. 


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