5-star WR Luther Burden picks Mizzou over UGA, Bama

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Elite five-star wide receiver recruit Luther Burden has committed to the Missouri Tigers over the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Burden is staying home, which is a breath of fresh air considering some of the concerning recruiting trends recently, but is a big blow to the Georgia recruiting class.

Burden, who is a member of the class of 2022, . The class’s No. 6 overall player, Burden, decommitted from the Oklahoma Sooners several months ago.

Luther Burden is playing for East St. Louis High School in East St. Louis, Illinois, which is located just across the state line.

Burden committed to Oklahoma nearly a year ago, but changed his mind this summer. Surprisingly the Sooners appear to be out of the picture for Burden.

Burden is the top-ranked recruit in Illinois and the second-ranked wide receiver recruit in the country.

Kirby Smart and Georgia football have 19 commitments in the class of 2022, and Georgia already has commitments from three wide receivers. UGA has the No. 3-ranked recruiting class in the nation. Alabama has the top-ranked class in the country. Missouri now has the No. 14-ranked recruiting class in the country.

The five-star wide receiver’s commitment to Missouri is a huge win for Tigers’ head coach Eli Drinkwitz:

Missouri is 3-4 on the season and is 0-3 in SEC play. The Tigers have a long way to go, especially defensively if they want to be a legitimate SEC East contender. Adding Luther Burden certainly helps Missouri’s cause.

Missouri travels to face UGA on Nov. 6.

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