"I was just in the office and talking to one of my coaches (when I found out about the UVa offer)," he said. "I knew Virginia had come to practice, I remember watching them at practice, and my coach just told me.
Although, the Wahoos is one of Burns' newest offers, he is very familiar with the Cavaliers.
"It felt great, knowing that a school like Virginia came out to practice and found interest in you. Another good thing is my coach actually went there, which is another big thing.
"Our coach has pictures of when he was at Virginia all over his office. Another thing I like about Virginia, is in the upcoming years, they are restructuring their offense a little bit, I think they are including a little bit more running.
"(Also academics) that definitely is something that will be on the top of the list when it comes to the decision."
Burns is also very intrigued by the way coach Mike London and company will be using Taquan Mizzell this season. The sophomore UVa back is expected to play in a variety of roles, and with the recent NFL draft showing no running backs taken in the first round, Burns wants to become a more versatile athlete.
"I think that's what makes a running back unique: can you catch in the backfield, can you line up at a slot position. We all know that the game is a passing game now; it is obvious that no running back went in the first round, so you have to have versatility.
"It just makes me want me to develop into an overall offensive players…I want to be able to line up at the wide receiver position."
"It is a great feeling knowing that your hard work is paying off and that people are paying attention how much effort you are paying to the game.
"I'm just being open with the process and taking as much information as I can."
Burns will hit the road this summer to begin visiting a variety of schools.
"This summer we are going on a college recruitment tour with probably 8 different guys and we are probably hitting up 30 different schools.
Burns maintains he has no favorites, and has no plans to trim his list currently.