The Wolfpacker

November 2013

The Wolfpacker: An Independent Magazine Covering NC State Sports

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Burris notched 24 tackles and five passes broken up while seeing action in five of NC State's first six games this season. photo by Ken Martin P By Jacey Zembal laying big-time football in his hometown is a dream come true for NC State redshirt sophomore cornerback Juston Burris. Burris attended Raleigh Broughton High and was the first verbal commitment for the class of 2011, and he has loved playing in front of his family and friends. "There is definitely nowhere else I want to play and I have loved NC State since I was in elementary school," Burris said. "To be a part of the Wolfpack, it's the greatest feeling in the world." The 6-1, 206-pound Burris grew up minutes away from campus, but he's learned nuances about NC State that maybe eluded him during the recruiting process. "I didn't know we are such a hard-working group," Burris said. "There aren't a lot of Hometown Hero Cornerback Juston Burris Was Destined To Play For The Wolfpack frills and thrills, and things like that. We are going to grind it out, and that's the kind of defense we play." Burris' connection to the school goes deep. His mother, Kerry Davis, and father, Tim- othy Burris, both earned their degrees from NC State. The couple eventually divorced, but both Burris' father and stepfather, Jeff Manley, have been instrumental in his life. "Both my father and step-dad helped me in the recruiting process and took me to see 100  ■  the wolfpacker 100,102-103.Justin Burris.indd 100 10/22/13 1:56 PM

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