Jamil Burroughs like to smile and laugh. A lot.
The 4-star DT out of McEachern High (Powder Springs, Ga.) competed in the Atlanta Opening regional last week at Stockbridge High.
He made the “final 5” in the OL/DL showdown and “got open” by receiving that prized invited out to Texas.
Burroughs chose the Bulldogs back on Aug. 25 of last year. It was a special moment for him and he expressed a clear connection to that program.
Where do things stand about seven months later? Well, he has visited LSU. Burroughs also feels that those Tigers right now are the only program with a realistic shot to flip him from Georgia.
He even plans to take an official to check out LSU next month. But those odds might be equal to the average DawgNation reader trying to move Burroughs out of “A” gap, too.
Jamil Burroughs is one of the more fun-loving recruits in the 2020 class. He has an easy smile and always projects joy around when he’s competing at the game he loves. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
The nation’s No. 10 DT prospect told DawgNation this at the Atlanta Opening: “LSU, it was a good visit,” he said. “But when it comes around, the ‘Dawgs are always on top.”
Defensive tackles are an absolute priority for the Bulldogs in every class. Several of the team’s front-line players are mending during spring drills and leave the program razor thin at that spot.
That’s why a player like Burroughs has always been an essential anchor for a 2020 class that will go back for thirds and fourths and fifths along the D-line spots for this cycle.
Burroughs still sounds very committed to the class.
“There is just something about Georgia that I really love,” he said. “Compared to LSU, Georgia, you know, they are more real than LSU.”
That was evident by words like he said there, but also by his traffic patterns at the Opening. He was trying to pepper elite OT Tate Ratledge with some goodwill about choosing the Bulldogs.
He was also sure to check in on another current commit to make sure his pledge was still strong.
When it came to his own feelings about the program, he didn’t really know how to describe those. But he agreed with the assessment that he was falling deeper in love with the school.
“Every time I am at Georgia it just feels like home,” he said. “You know? I don’t ever want to be anywhere else but Georgia.”
He ended that thought with a familiar “Go Dawgs” cheer while looking at the camera. If you check out the featured video up above, you will hear him say “Go Dawgs ’til I die” in his message to DawgNation.
Burroughs will take a spring official visit to LSU also plans other officials to Ohio State and Oregon.
Jamil Burroughs now rates as the nation’s No. 10 DT prospect for 2020 on the 247Sports Composite ratings. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
What did Jamil Burroughs say about Tate Ratledge?
Tate Ratledge made an impression on Burroughs at the Opening. The nation’s No. 5 OT prospect (per the 247Sports Composite) was named the OL MVP at the Atlanta Opening regional.
Jamil Burroughs would like to add Darlington OT Tate Ratledge to the 2020 class at Georgia. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)
“Tate is real aggressive,” Burroughs said. “He’s really fun to watch, too. He told me he was going to put on a show today. That’s what he did, you know? That’s my boy Tate.”
Burroughs said he even spied Ratledge as everyone was checking in and getting ready for the event.
“Did you guys see when we first came in?” Burroughs said. “He had on nothing but Georgia gear on. I said ‘Hold on, Tate is that a hint?’ and he just started laughing.”
What else did Jamil Burroughs say on Sunday?
Check out the full interview above for his thoughts on the following topics:
- Which two prospects at the Atlanta Opening would he pick to join him?
- What makes 5-star Myles Murphy such an elite player?
- How strong would he say his buddy Nazir Stackhouse is still committed to Georgia?
- Why he would never try to oversell another recruit to join him at Georgia?