Georgia Tech football received a commitment from Pennsylvania wideout Nazir Burnett on Tuesday night.
Georgia Tech received it’s their commitment in three days on Tuesday night when Pennsylvania wideout Nazir Burnett (Harrisburg, PA) committed to the Jackets. The Jackets also received a commitment from Georgia linebacker Cornelius Evans on Sunday night.
Burnett, a former Syracuse commitment recently came off an official visit to The Flats after only being offered on January 5th. He originally backed off his commitment to the Orange in November after being committed there for a few months.
Burnett, stands at an even 6-foot-0 and 167-pounds while running a considerably good 4.68 forty-yard dash. He’s ranked as a three-star prospect who is ranked as a top 1,100 recruit nationally, a top-125 wide receiver, and a top-25 player in the Keystone State.
Burnett is Georgia Tech’s 19th current commitment/signee in the 2019 recruiting class and is one of three players not signed right now. He joins OT Joshua Black and LB Cornelius Evans. Black has been committed to the program since August but decided not to sign during the early signing period. He is one of four wide receivers now in the signing class joining fellow three-star prospects Ahmarean Brown, Kalani Norris, and Zach Owens.
The Expert’s Take:
As a Pennsylvania native myself, I’ve known about Burnett for quite some time. Personally, I believe Burnett is better than his ratings and rankings indicate. He probably is more of a top-1000 player or top-900 player in my personal opinion, but after a certain point in rankings the difference between a guy ranked at No.600 and a guy ranked at No.1200 is considerably low. I think Burnett could be a quality receiver for the Jackets down the road though he does need to add some weight to his lean frame. He probably should be around 175-180 before he sees the field for the Yellow Jackets.
Burnett in Pennsylvania played on one of the best teams in the state and put up monster numbers while doing so. According to EasternPAFootball, his final stat line for 2018 was 78-passes for 1,747-yards and 25 touchdowns. That stat line helped him become Pennsylvania’s 4A Player of the Year.
While Pennsylvania football isn’t Georgia football, it’s pretty darn good so those numbers shouldn’t be taken lightly. As a player, Burnett has some pretty good speed and has solid hands. When watching his tape, you see a receiver who’s strong at running routes and can finish plays by making the extra effort to bring down a reception. While I believe Burnett can turn into a starter for the Jackets down the road, I also believe he could become a big playmaker for the program as well. The ratings and rankings may not be as high as some fans hope for but overall Burnett is a solid get for the Yellow Jackets here in the final weeks of the 2019 recruiting cycle.