The Kentucky Wildcats landed a huge piece to their 2021 football class on Sunday night in the form of Jager Burton, an offensive guard from Frederick Douglass High School.
Burton had all the big dogs after him, as he chose Kentucky over Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson, and Oregon, but in the end, the real Big Dawg in Vince Marrow won out.
Burton is rated as a four-star player and is seen as a top-150 player on every recruiting service.
Burton is the second four-star from Douglass to join the Wildcats’ 2021 class, joining teammate and wide receiver Dekel Crowdus.
Here’s the reactions to Burton’s commitment:
Congrats @jager_burton who will join teammate @CrowdusDekel at @UKFootball.— Douglass Football (@FDouglassFB) August 31, 2020
To all Bronco players, past and present, whether you were here from day 1 or you just joined us this year: We love you and your coaches are always here for you! pic.twitter.com/VLbnUv3VZV
Jager Burton on picking Kentucky over some other big named programs: “It shows you that we’re coming.”— Tres Terrell (@TerrellTres) August 30, 2020
Jager burton headed to kentucky pic.twitter.com/YYuM9x3KIJ— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) August 30, 2020
Jager Burton, No. 1 player in the state, four-star offensive guard (ranked No. 8 nationally at his position by both Rivals and 247) has committed to Kentucky. That's a huge one. All the big boys tried to steal him.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) August 30, 2020
Jager Burton chose Kentucky over the likes of Alabama, Clemson, Oregon and Ohio St.— Michael Beard (@AllMikedUp_) August 30, 2020
This isn’t the same Kentucky people are used to anymore. https://t.co/cLxJ6MIdkJ
Kentucky now has FIVE commitments in the class of 2021 from the state of KY:— BBNation (@BBN_Nation) August 30, 2020
4 ⭐️ OL Jager Burton (#1 in KY)
4 ⭐️ WR Dekel Crowdus (#3 in KY)
3 ⭐️ S Jordan Lovett (#5 in KY)
3 ⭐️ RB La’Vell Wright (#6 in KY)
3 ⭐️ QB Kaiya Sheron (#8 in KY)
Ls Down — Jager Burton is officially a Wildcat pic.twitter.com/kb1D3hV9K0— Nick Roush (@RoushKSR) August 30, 2020
Both Alabama and Ohio State are lapping everyone in recruiting. They each wanted Jager Burton. That alone should make you excited. Athletic OL who could play as a true freshman.— Adam Luckett (@AdamLuckettKSR) August 30, 2020
Yessir— Justin Rogers (@AllAmerican52JR) August 31, 2020
According to 247Sports, Jager Burton (No. 59 overall) is the third-highest rated commitment of the Mark Stoops era behind only Matt Elam (No. 21) and Landon Young (No. 12).— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) August 31, 2020
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