E.J. Burston, a wide receiver who verbally committed to UMass, told the Maroon Musket he remains committed to the program in the wake of rumors that he was considering FIU.
“I’m going to be a Minuteman until the day I die,” he said. “No doubt about it.”
Yesterday, Ryan Bass from the Bright House Network reported that Burston was considering Florida International. Bass interviewed Palmetto head football coach Dave Marino, who said: ”I think he likes the opportunity of being with (UMass commit Shaq Harris) and the facilities and everything UMass has to offer, but I think he also likes the fact of being closer to home at FIU. In terms of the scheme, if UMass was 60 or 180 miles away, it would be a done deal. He likes the close proximity of FIU but he likes everything else that UMass has to offer.”
Burston wanted to dispel any rumors that he was interested in FIU and said as much on Facebook.
“Just to bring all the rumors and confusion to a stop, I am most definitely not reconsidering going to UMass,” he said. “The University of Massachusetts is where I am committed and will be signing Feb. 6.”