It was only a matter of time before the recruiting services caught up. Jager Burton is now officially a Top 100 recruit.
The four-star lineman from Frederick Douglass High School in Lexington jumped 109 spots to No. 61 overall in 247 Sports’ national recruiting rankings. Burton is the third-ranked offensive guard in America according to the scouting service.
The state’s top-ranked player is also at the top of Kentucky’s Class of 2021 Big Board. Another player on the board that has already picked Kentucky, wide receiver Dekel Crowdus, is a close friend and teammate. Alabama and Ohio State are also top contenders in Burton’s recruitment. As of now, he plans on making a decision in late August, but that may be postponed to take official visits in the fall.
Burton’s rankings upgrade means the city of Lexington has produced four top 100 national recruits in the last six years, all of which were offensive linemen. Landon Young (UK, Lafayette) started the trend, followed by Jedrick Wills (Alabama, Lafayette) and Walker Parks (Clemson, Douglass). If you extend the parameters to Top 200, Bryant Hudson (Scott County, Virginia Tech) makes it five players over the last six years from Central Kentucky.