After the shellacking in the Benz, the Georgia Bulldogs decided that if you can’t beat them, you can sign their hometown prospects. With an annoucement this morning, Major Burns has committed to play football in Athens.
The Baton Rouge product was a strong LSU commit until recently, and Charlton Warren swooped in on the Kirby-copter (I don’t know if he took a commercial airline or not, but Kirby-copter is just fun to say). Like Joe Burrow evading a sack and getting a 50 yard completion, the Bulldog recruiting staff saw the decommit from Burns and exploited the opportunity.
Burns played a lot of secondary and receiver for Madison Prep Academy (Baton Rouge), and seems destined to play safety at the collegiate level. As you can see from the highlights below, Burns is a ball-hawk: rangy with good speed and great instincts for finding the football. From his receiving tape, he thrives high-pointing the football and that can only serve him well in a SEC secondary.
At 6’2” he has the height Kirby Smart likes in his safeties, but he is a tough light at 176 lbs (he certainly plays more like 205). Time will tell if he gets any time at corner, or develops into the prototypical heavy hitting centerfielder.
We’ll be back with more on your incoming Georgia Bulldogs, so stay tuned to Dawg Sports throughout the day. I would also appreciate this creative commentariat having fun with “Major Burns” in the comments below. I mean, it’s obligatory isn’t it? And as always...