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5-star WR Luther Burden had three touchdown catches in his East St. Louis Senior High School team's 48-2 victory on Saturday, Sept. 25, 2021. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

Luther Burden III: Nation’s No. 2 WR eyes two big back-to-back visits, updates commitment date

Want to attack every day with the latest Georgia football recruiting info? That’s the Intel. This entry is about the latest with 5-star WR Luther Burden out of East St. Louis Senior High School in Illinois.


EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- Luther Burden III had a big day on Saturday. His East St. Louis Flyers team paid back a debt for a 28-19 loss to O’Fallon from this past spring. That came during the postponed 2020 season which was played earlier this spring.

The nine-time Illinois state champions blitzed O’Fallon in a game that looked a lot like Georgia-Vanderbilt on Saturday. The Flyers quickly built themselves a cozy 28-2 not quite midway through the second quarter.

Burden played a big part in that. He caught receiving touchdowns of 14, 16 and 61 yards. He also handled all the punting and kickoff duties and returned all punts for the Flyers.

It was a big day. Consider that the prelude to the month up ahead. Burden shared three very interesting pieces of information with DawgNation on Saturday.

  • The nation’s No. 2 WR and No. 6 overall recruit (247Sports Composite) said on Saturday he will take an unofficial visit this month to Missouri. His high school team plays again next Saturday so that most likely date looks like an Oct. 9 home clash with North Texas. The Tigers fell to 2-2 on the year with an overtime loss to a 4-0 Boston College team. He plans to see Mizzou again for a gameday experience this month prior to his commitment decision.
  • His current plan is to take an official visit to UGA for the Kentucky game on Oct. 16.
  • Burden said that he will now very likely move up his previously established Oct. 20 commitment date to Oct. 19. That’s in order to make his commitment in front of his Flyers community before the school leaves for Mississippi for an out-of-state clash with IMG Academy.

The 6-foot-2, 193-pound receiver transferred to East St. Louis for his senior year. Per, he had three receiving touchdowns coming into Saturday’s afternoon game and was able to double that total.

Burden’s final three schools are Alabama, Georgia and Missouri. He said on Saturday that he doesn’t plan to be able to visit Alabama over the next few weeks leading up to his decision.

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