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2021 KY OL Jager Burton (Verbal Offer)

Discussion in 'Football Recruiting' started by HotMic, May 9, 2019.

  1. HotMic

    HotMic Mr. so-and-so Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

  2. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Junior

    Can't say I agree with Givler's statement above. As a h.s. coach I've known lots of kids that were immature and not self aware that went ahead with decisions (stupid as they were).
    Burton seems different,we'll see.
     
  3. OregonBuckeye

    OregonBuckeye Semper Fi Buckeyes

    How does that contradict what Givler said?
     
  4. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    Yeah, most of the article aren't Gilver's statements; they are (reportedly) direct quotes from Jager Burton and I pretty much support and/or agree with his thinking in everything he says. He seems to be a very mature well adjusted young man.
     
  5. Akron Rick

    Akron Rick Junior

    My initial take was Givler was saying you have to be mature and self aware to make a decision. Many young people..mature or not ..make poor chpices. As I said above. was only reactng to his statement above, not at all to any later comments or certainly not to Burton.
     
  6. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.

    OHIO STATE PRIORITY TARGET JAGER BURTON HAS BECOME ONE OF THE NATION‘S ELITE OFFENSIVE LINE PROSPECTS DESPITE BRIEF CAREER AT THE POSITION

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    Ohio State deployed arguably the best offensive line in college football in 2019, and the Buckeyes will enter 2020 with America’s top unit.

    One of the keys to that success was a rushing attack buoyed by the athleticism along the interior of the line, with guards Wyatt Davis and Jonah Jackson flanking center Josh Myers last season and with Harry Miller likely succeeding Jackson in 2020.

    Finding athletic, powerful interior offensive linemen who have the ability to explode into the second level are what can help the Buckeyes continue churning through the Big Ten and into the College Football Playoff.

    So when Greg Studrawa and Ryan Day saw the impressive array of traits that Jager Burton possesses at a one-day Ohio State camp in the summer of 2019, one that served as a momentous point in Burton’s potential recruitment to the Buckeyes, it was a reinforcement of the evaluation the Ohio State staff had seen on Burton’s sophomore season game film at Frederick Douglass (Ky.) High School.

    And they knew he was a player who could be a critical piece of a future offensive line in Columbus.

    “I think (my athleticism is) why they recruited me, honestly,” Burton told Eleven Warriors this week. “I’m the same build and style, I guess, as those guys are. I just like running in general – getting downfield and getting after it.”

    Looking back, what makes that day – one which Burton says “was probably the best camp I’d ever done” – even more noteworthy is that Burton, who is down from the 290-pound weight he was at two years ago to 260-265 with about a 4.9 time in the 40, had just one full season of experience as an offensive lineman under his belt.

    Not just at the high school level, or even at the varsity level. One full season of experience at the position, period.



    When Burton and his good friend Walker Parks – a fellow four-star blue-chip offensive line recruit who signed with Clemson in 2020 – went the private-to-public route between their freshman and sophomore years in Kentucky by transferring from Lexington Christian Academy to Frederick Douglass, Burton did so believing he was going to be playing at a position that would showcase his skillset a bit more.

    “He had mainly been a D-lineman and skill position player up until that point,” said Nathan McPeek, who served as Frederick Douglass’ offensive coordinator the last three years before taking over as head coach in February for former coach Brian Landis. “And we talked a little bit, and I said, ‘You could be a pretty good defensive lineman. But do you wanna be a highly regarded O-lineman?’ Because he was very athletic for that position, and he’s strong.

    “He played tight end and H-back for us, so that was good. That’s why he’s got really good feet. He has that background. That helps when you transform all that to the O-line position. When you look at the NFL, they’ve got all these guys with awesome feet.”

    Burton added: “My first year, I was playing tight end. I was playing O-line, and (Landis) was like, ‘I don’t know if you’ll be able to start at O-line,’ because we had a really good team that year. He said he wanted me to play tight end, but I ended up competing at O-line and ended up starting.”

    Entire article: https://www.elevenwarriors.com/ohio-state-football-recruiting/2020/07/114999/despite-brief-career-at-the-position-ohio-state-priority-target-jager-burton-has-become-one-of-the
     
  7. ScriptOhio

    ScriptOhio Everybody is somebody else's weirdo.



    OHIO STATE
    “For a long time, Ohio State was No. 1. You go to a place – that was one of the last places I visited game-wise – and I’ve always been one of those people that I go to a game, and I wanna go to that school. And then the next week, I go to another game, and I wanna go to that school. I think that’s why, but it’s always been like that. One week, Texas will be my No. 1 school and then not even in my top five. It’s just confusing, especially now, because you can’t even go look at anything. I kind of know everything, but the most important thing for me has always been talking to players, and I haven’t been able to do that. That’s what officials are for, basically, and to spend the night there and see how it feels.

    “With Ohio State and all my schools, I’m just waiting for my official visits. But what draws me there is if you wanna live in Columbus after your career’s over – which I’m not sure I wanna do yet – but if you do wanna live in Columbus, you’re set for life. That’s the way it is with most of my schools. It’s a good Plan B to fall back on if the NFL doesn’t work out. It’s just the big city vibe. And, obviously, you’re probably gonna win a national championship if you’re there.”
     

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