Tanner Burns for June 13, 2016

Tanner Burns 

Decatur’s Tanner Burns has reopened the recruiting process and is looking for a college to showcase his baseball talent.

Burns committed to Alabama last year. When Mitch Gaspard resigned on May 30, the rising senior decided to explore other options. Several schools contacted him trying to schedule campus visits.

“I’m blessed to have options,” Burns said. “I just want to weigh all my options.”

After visits to Auburn and Mississippi State, Burns is trying to schedule visits to Vanderbilt, LSU and Florida. He also expects to hear from new Alabama baseball coach Greg Goff.

“We don’t know much about (Goff),” said Mike Burns, Tanner’s father and the baseball coach at Calhoun Community College. “I know he’s been successful everywhere he’s coached.”

Tanner Burns also remains a prospect for next year's Major League Baseball draft and could have to choose between playing professionally and playing in college.

Burns is in Fort Myers, Florida, today to pitch in a Perfect Game National Showcase. Earlier this week he was invited to pitch at Wrigley Field in Chicago on July 23 in an Under Armour All-Star game.

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