Stud freshman makes first Clemson visit

Stud freshman makes first Clemson visit


Stud freshman makes first Clemson visit

Atlanta (Ga.) Hapeville Charter wide receiver Jermaine Burton is just a freshman but already has offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Louisville and South Carolina.

Burton, who is poised to be a highly sought-after recruit in the class of 2020, visited Clemson on Wednesday for the first time.

“I enjoyed the visit because I got to spend time with coach (Durrell) Barry as he showed me everything the school has to offer to an athlete,” Burton told The Clemson Insider. “I love all the facilities and the academics as well. I can tell they take it very seriously.”

Burton (6-0, 175) possesses an intriguing combination of size and quickness. He creates separation at the line of scrimmage, has good ball skills and is elusive in the open field after the catch.

“Coach Barry told me what separates me as a player from other boys is that I can get off the line quickly and get past the defender, and he noticed it on my film,” Burton said.

Burton has visited Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, as well. Alabama is one of the many schools he wishes to visit moving forward.

“I would like to visit any school I can because being young and well-recruited like this is a blessing and I cherish every moment of it,” he said.

Burton wants to return to Clemson for a game in the fall, and after seeing what it has to offer, is hoping for an offer from the Tigers in the future.

“An offer from Clemson would be flat-out amazing,” he said. “Getting an offer from the national champs would just be an honor.”


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