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Nation’s No. 3 Recruit Has 4 SEC Schools in Final List
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With the early signing period taking place in December, college football recruiting heats up in a big way. That’s especially true when it comes to the commitment of Jordan Burch.

Playing in South Carolina, Burch is one of the top recruits in the country who will have an immediate impact for whichever school he decides to play for. In the 2020 recruiting class, Burch is the highest-ranked recruit in the country who has yet to commit.

The Columbia, South Carolina product is a five-star prospect, the No. 1 strong-side defensive end in America, and is the third-overall player in the country, according to the 247Sports Composite.

Not only is the early national signing period quickly approaching on December 18, but so is the day Burch plans on committing to play for one of the schools in his top five.

Jordan Burch Recruiting

Burch plans to commit to one of his top five schools on December 19. His top five is made up of four SEC teams as well as one from the ACC:

  • Alabama Crimson Tide
  • LSU Tigers
  • Clemson Tigers
  • South Carolina Gamecocks
  • Georgia Bulldogs

Currently, the 247Sports crystal ball projects him to stay in his home state, choosing Clemson. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise, especially with the success Dabo Swinney, Brett Venables, and the Tigers have with defensive lineman over the past decade. Burch would also join the top recruit in the country, Bryan Bresee, who is also a defensive line recruit.

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Jordan Burch Highlights

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The scariest part about Burch is his freak athleticism at his size. Listed at 6-foot-5 and 270 pounds, he not only plays defensive end for Hammond School, but multiple positions on offense. Though that probably won’t translate to offensive reps in college, it does show off his speed and agility.

According to The State, Burch racked up 53 tackles, 18 for loss and nine sacks on defense heading into the 2019 SCISA 3A Championship game. On offense, Burch accounted for 488 rushing yards, 10 rushing touchdowns and four receiving TDs.

If you want to know how good he is supposed to be, just look at the comparison 247Sports gave him. They compared Burch to Joey Bosa, which is extremely high praise considering Bosa was the third-overall selection in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Running through high school teams is one thing, but the country will really get to see him show off his talents when he is a captain for the Under Armour All-American Game on January 2 in Orlando.

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