Jermaine Burton grew up in Georgia and played for Hapeville Charter Academy in his freshman year.
When he played there, he did very well.
He moved to IMG Academy for his sophomore year and was a rare immediate starter still in the 10th grade of high school. He spent a half-semester playing for Marietta High in Georgia.
The now 4-star WR then found his way to play his last two seasons of high school football out in California for Calabasas High.
He went on from there to be named an Under Armour 2020 All-American. See the pattern there?
The 6-foot-0.5, 190-pounder can really play. And he’s on his way to play for Georgia. He made that rumored decision official Wednesday afternoon.
“For the next three of four years, I will be attending the University of Georgia,” Burton said.
Burton was a rare junior invited to compete at The Opening finals as both a junior and a senior. The Under Armour 2019 All-American had made the move to commit to LSU back in April of 2019.
Yet his name kept coming up over the last two weeks as a secret visitor to UGA during the week of the Georgia Tech game. The flip was even projected by a late flurry of crystal balls that he would win up coming back to his native Georgia to play college football.
That was what happened on the first day of the early signing period. It means the combination of Burton and the signing of 4-star WR Arian Smith gives the Bulldogs two prospects which rate among the nation’s top 75 prospects to add more big-play ability to the wide receiver room.
The Bulldogs couldn’t beat LSU on the field in 2019, but they were able to wrestle away the nation’s No. 8 WR and the No. 52 overall recruit for this cycle on the 247Sports Composite ratings.
He grew up as a young football player being trained by Georgia all-time great Terrence Edwards and is set to enroll early in January.
Burton becomes the 18th public commitment for Georgia in the 2020 class. He is now the fourth receiver in the class for Kirby Smart at Georgia.
That also makes him the fifth-highest rated signee of the 2020 class right now at Georgia. He is now one of six top 75 commitments or signees in this class for the Bulldogs.
Check out some of his junior highlights below: