In January, George had tried out with two dozen others for the debate team. He had been quite frank with Jack. His father was a corporation lawyer, and he wanted his son to follow in his footsteps. George, who felt no burning call to do anything else, was willing.
Question 1: What’s the meaning of ‘burning call?’
Question 2: George was willing == George was willing to follow his father’s footsteps? If not, what was George willing to do?