BREAKING: 4-star WR Jermaine Burton Flips To Georgia

December 18, 2019
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After four years on the recruiting scene at multiple schools in three different states, four-star wide receiver Jermaine Burton‍ has signed with Georgia after a Signing Day flip from LSU.

The elite playmaker started his career at Hapeville Charter (GA). That’s where Dawg Post saw him for the first time. We were there to do a photo shoot and interview with former four-star DB Chris Smith, but the staff made sure we got pictures of Burton while we were there. He had offers from Florida and Auburn at the time, and the Bulldogs would over soon after.

Burton left Hapeville Charter after his freshman season to play for IMG Academy (FL). After a big fall season, Burton transferred to Marietta (GA) for the spring semester with hopes of playing for the Blue Devils that fall as a junior. Those plans didn’t work out, and Burton made his way out to California to play for Calabasas. Burton quickly became one of California’s top playmakers and finds himself now ranked as the No.8 wide receiver prospect in the country. 

Like his high school career, his recruitment has also been a roller coaster over the past few years. Burton made his first public commitment to Miami on December 21st, 2017. A few months later on May 13, Burton decided to de-commit from the Hurricanes.

Burton stayed un-committed for about 11 months before committing to LSU on April 20, 2019. Burton was believed to be a strong commitment the entire time, but it’s clear the Georgia Bulldogs were always on his mind.

The Georgia native has visited Athens countless times over the years and has built a strong relationship with Kirby Smart and the Georgia staff since he was offered in the spring of 2017. 

Through all the schools and commitments, Burton has made it official and has signed with Georgia.

As a player, there aren’t many across the country who check all the boxes that Burton does.

One of the fastest prospects in the 2020 class, Burton also has reliable hands and elite body control. He can contort his body in the air and has the ability to come down with the spectacular grab. He can make the tough catch in traffic and is so tough to bring down at 6-foot-1 190-pound frame.

in the spring of 2018, Burton won the “Fastest Man” competition after running a 4.43 40-yard dash at the Atlanta Opening Regional. The speed is there. The route running is there. The playmaking ability is there. The production is there.

He’s a guy who can stretch the field vertically but also take a screen pass and maneuver his way through a defense. He’s a special talent and that’s why Kirby Smart has been recruiting him for the past few years.

It paid off, and Jermaine Burton will be a Georgia Bulldog.

 
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