With early football signing period coming up on the 16th of this month, football recruiting news is once again going to start taking back the news front of the college football landscape.
For Kentucky, one of the big names that will be signing on that day is offensive line commit Jager Burton. Burton and his family recently took time to talk to Larry Vaught about the upcoming signing day.
Jager Burton still wants to enroll early but has some things to think about before signing day: https://t.co/53XQHwq6mf @UKFootball @vincemarrow @UKCoachStoops @jager_burton @coachnatemcpeek— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) December 2, 2020
In this article, Vaught speaks with Burton’s mother regarding his enrollment and plans for the coming weeks. By no surprise, whoever will be hired as the offensive coach to replace John Schlarman will play a big decision on if Burton comes to campus early to go through team workouts starting in the spring.
“He is hoping he will know who the new offensive line coach is going to be before signing day so he can have that information. If the info is not there for a solid decision, he can wait and continue to work out and do all the things he’s been doing but he has his heels in the dirt about wanting to go early.”
Now I don’t think this article gives any reason to panic that Burton won’t sign on the dotted line with the Cats on Dec 16th. We are seeing a tough decision that got a lot harder for a kid making a HUGE life move.
A player who is already know for his pure athleticism from the Guard spot getting in early would only help showcase that talent. Also receiving those early reps in the offense, as well as getting a jump start in a college training program it could almost solidify a strong look for a starting spot come fall. Especially with four starters leaving off the line it isn’t out of the realm of possibly to expect to hear Burton’s name called a lot throughout this offseason.
Burton is listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 9 guard prospect in the country according to 247 Sports. Burton chose the Cats over Ohio State, Alabama, Clemson, and Oregon.