BYU Football Profile: Riley Burt (Class of 2015)

burt_riley_por1Riley Burt is a 6’2” 195 pound running back/cornerback from Box Elder (UT) High School (Class of 2015) who has committed to the BYU football team. He is projected as #4/5 Field Corner for the 2015 season but could also see some time at running back.

Burt prepped at Box Elder High School, where he had 1020 yards rushing and 94 receiving for 10 touchdowns his senior year. He also had 196 kickoff return yards on nine returns and saw some time at cornerback. He was named to the Deseret News 4A All-State team and was a Salt Lake Tribune All-State honorable mention. Also named to the Deseret News 5A Region 5 All-Region Second team. Burt also competed for the track team where he ran a 10.93 100m, a 21.89 200m, and a 51.02 400m. He also threw the shot put.

  GP CAR YDS TD REC YDS TD TKL
2012 12 9 4 0 0 0 0 1
2013 11 74 507 8 4 17 0 25
2014 12 176 1020 9 18 94 1 6
Total 35 259 1531 17 22 111 1 32

Burt was rated 2-stars by Rivals and Scout. ESPN rated him 3-stars (grade of 77). He was also recruited by Boise State, SDSU, UNLV, Utah and Utah State and received some interest in running track from a few schools. Burt committed to the Cougars on July 7, 2014.

Hometown: Brigham City, Utah High School: Box Elder
Last Team: Box Elder HT/WT: 6’2”, 195 lbs.
Position: Running Back 40 time: 4.49
Profiles: MaxPreps, HUDL, DesNews Bench/Squat: 290/345 lbs.
Twitter: @rileyburt34 Vertical: 34 inches
Rivals: (2.0 / 5)
Scout: (2.0 / 5)
ESPN: (3.0 / 5)
Average: (2.3 / 5)
Offers: BYU

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  • Joseph Simmons

    Would love to see him as an RB, his natural position. The one thing we don’t have a lot of on offense, is top end speed. Guys that can break one tackle (and he looks big enough to do it) and then take it over 30 yards (meaning not just break a tackle and get caught 5 yards later ala Lasike and Algie). Reminds me of of number 34 walter payton. He doesn’t look like a quick hips, light on his feet, great lateral movement guy that the defensive back positions require so it seems like he would be out of place and under-utilized in that role. Maybe as a safety he has some potential.

  • citizen

    I don;t know how good he is at Corner but as a RB he looks great. For a 6′ 2 rb to hit the holes that fast is amazing. At 6’2 he might be another Harvey Unga in strength. I think Harvey was only 6′ but he was strong.