“Just as long as I have the chance to be on the field, I’m happy.”
While the prospect of attending while playing for a university long-admired takes care of the lion’s share of Burtnett’s best-laid plans, the fact that the distance from home-to-school is less than 30 miles is icing on the dream cake.
“It’s awesome, and one of the main benefits of getting to attend TCU, that it’s so close to home,” Burtnett said. “When you come from a small town, where everyone knows everyone else, and [the community] is so family-oriented, it really gave TCU a big advantage over a lot of the other schools I was considering.
“That was a very important thing to me.”
With the TCU scheme being similar to Pojo’s offense, Bryson also credits his Springtown learning experience on the field with good preparation for playing at the next level.
“Coach Turner has always made sure we know our own assignments, as well as our teammates ,” he said, “so that we realize the importance of doing our job to help the guy next to you be successful, as well.”
Modesty notwithstanding, Burtnett concedes some pride in being a part of the Big 12, and looking forward to more TCU accomplishments in the prestigious conference.