Oklahoma football produces skill players like the waves of the ocean. They just keep coming, again and again.
Norman, Oklahoma attracts the nation’s top receivers year after year. They dream of being the next Ryan Broyles or maybe the next Ceedee Lamb. Maybe they want to be the next Sterling Shepard or Kenny Stills.
How about the next Marquise “Hollywood” Brown?
It’s always a joy to see who will be the next great receiver to suit up in Crimson and Cream.
Look no further than class of 2022 prospect, five-star WR Luther Burden, out of East St. Louis, Illinois (East St. Louis).
While he’s currently committed to Oklahoma (06/25/21), there are rumors swirling that he might choose Missouri, Alabama, or even Georgia over the Sooners.
Perhaps he wants to be the next Jeremy Maclin or Jerry Jeudy?
To me, he boasts a lot of the same elite level receiving and run-after-the-catch skills that Maclin displayed in Columbia, MO over a decade ago.
If Oklahoma hangs onto this kid, he could be the next All-American to don a Sooners jersey.
Mizzou recruit Luther Burden is a special talent. He can make you miss, and then run right past you. pic.twitter.com/C0bBzLaZBS
— Larry Thornton (@LarryThornton39) April 24, 2021
The nation’s top receiver seems to be enjoying his recruiting process and taking his official visits. He visited Alabama and Georgia recently.
He also recently said, “I can bring back a natty to Georgia,” after his official visit to Athens.
Burden is either enjoying playing with the emotions of the different fan bases or he sounds like a man whose commitment could be flipped to another team. It’s tough to tell.
When he committed to the Sooners back in October 2020, it was expected for Burden to take his official visits. So it could easily be the classic case of a prospect enjoying his visits. Not only that, what makes those visits even more fun is tickling the ears of each fan base and telling them what they want to hear. Time will tell.
No matter where he ends up, that team will be landing one of the most coveted prizes of the 2022 recruiting class. Burden boasts 39 offers from schools all across America, including Ohio State, Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, and many others.
Check out his highlights below. One of his best attributes is his ability to make the first defender miss.
He can take the rock the distance in the blink of an eye, and he’s also great at roasting defenders in the open field, getting behind the defense, and catching the deep ball.