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YAHTZEE! Jager Burton commits to KENTUCKY

Jager Burton is officially a Wildcat.

The No. 1 overall prospect from the state of Kentucky in the class of 2021 announced his commitment during a ceremony at KSBar and Grille Sunday evening. He chose the Cats over Alabama, Ohio State, Clemson and Oregon.

His decision took place at the bar, where he was joined by his family, as well as fellow Kentucky commit Dekel Crowdus and Kentucky recruiting target Dane Key. If you missed Burton’s official announcement, you can re-watch the exciting moment here.

Burton, a 6-foot-4, 271-pound offensive lineman out of Lexington, is considered the No. 59 overall prospect and No. 3 offensive guard in the 2021 247Sports Player Rankings. In june, Burton saw a massive leap in the national rankings, jumping a whopping 109 spots to the No. 61 overall player in 247 Sports’ national recruiting rankings. The Frederick Douglass High School product is considered a consensus four-star recruit.

As an eighth grader, Burton took a picture with KSR’s own Matt Jones at a UK football pregame show. As a twelfth grader, he committed to Kentucky at KSBar & Grille. Next year, he’ll be suiting up inside Kroger Field himself.

Some things just make sense.

Article written by Maggie Davis

I love sports, podcasts, long walks on the beach and Twitter (@MaggieDavisKSR)

14 Comments for YAHTZEE! Jager Burton commits to KENTUCKY



  1. csnailnrun
    6:04 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Flex ???
    GoCATS 🙂



  2. UKFaninCO
    6:04 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Ya baby!



  3. bigbluebg
    6:04 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Leggggo



  4. csnailnrun
    6:04 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    The “???” Was the strong arm emoji btw



  5. Robinson73
    6:20 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    This young man is the real deal!
    #9#BBN



  6. PensacolaCat
    6:35 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Welcome!



  7. 4burgoo
    6:39 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Awesome!!



  8. michaelb
    6:53 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Wow what a pick up , 23 first round pick



  9. wildcats8
    7:24 pm August 30, 2020 Permalink

    Now people can quit complaining ab our in state recruiting



    • satcheluk
      12:41 pm August 31, 2020 Permalink

      Who’s complaining?



  10. Thetruthshallsetbennyfree
    1:50 am August 31, 2020 Permalink

    This should help with the negative recruiting about how we can’t keep the best in state.



    • satcheluk
      12:43 pm August 31, 2020 Permalink

      How long has it been since we haven’t kept a solid majority of the top 10 KY players? Hint:not since the Big Dawg took over recruiting the state.



  11. tdub
    12:11 pm August 31, 2020 Permalink

    Glad to see him stay home. Big get! Waiting for Mr Key.