One of Kentucky football’s top targets in the class of 2021 will participate in one of the most prestigious events in high school football.
This afternoon, 2021 four-star offensive lineman Jager Burton accepted a bid to participate in the 2021 All-American Bowl.
“Our latest commit is no stranger to the Alamodome,” the event announced on its Twitter page. “National Combine participant has committed to the 2021 All-American Bowl.”
“Blessed to be committed to the All-American Bowl!” Burton announced.
Blessed to be committed to the All American Bowl! pic.twitter.com/fOtQOhVvPR
— Jager Burton (@jager_burton) June 11, 2020
The All-American Bowl, held annually at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, is set to take place on January 9, 2021 live on NBC. Each year, the game is played between all-star teams representing the eastern and western United States, with 450 participants going on to play in the NFL.
This past year alone, 40 players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft previously participated in the All-American Bowl.
As for Burton himself, the in-state standout is considered the No. 160 prospect overall and Kentucky’s top-ranked player in the 2021 247Sports Composite Rankings.
By the time he takes the field in San Antonio, his decision is expected to be made.
In an interview with KSR this week, Burton confirmed that a decision is expected in the coming months, as the four-star standout is hoping to commit on his birthday.
“August 24 is what I’m hoping for,” Burton told KSR. “As of now I don’t think I’ll have officials, but if they let us take them, then I’ll take them to my five.”
Back in 2018, Mark Stoops and the UK football program hosted Burton on an unofficial visit where they extended the four-star prospect his first scholarship offer.
“It was shocking,” the in-state talent said in a past interview with KSR. “My parents weren’t even with me, I just had one of my friends, then Kentucky did it. I cried. It was like a dream come true. I’m forever grateful for them being the first school to take a chance on me.”
Since then, Burton received offers from nearly every major school in college football. He has narrowed his finalists to seven, though he has since named Alabama, Kentucky, Clemson, Ohio State, and Oregon as the five schools set to receive official visits if he is allowed to take them. He is also considering Texas and Penn State.
While we wait for his decision, watch him dominate below:
Come on down.