A speedy wide receiver, the 6-2, 196 Burton committed to Coach Gus Malzahn and wide receiver coach Dameyune Craig on Saturday while on a visit to see the Tigers take on Western Carolina on homecoming.
Watching as freshmen such as Marcus Davis and Tony Stevens played significant roles for the Tigers, Burton said that was huge for him knowing he'll have a chance to earn playing time next season. He said that and his relationship with Craig were the reasons why he pulled the trigger.
"He played freshmen and he's not scared to put you out there early," Burton said of Craig. "I saw that really every wide receiver got a chance to play. I like that in a program.
"He's just honest," Burton added of his future coach. "He was honest the whole time recruiting me and is honest afterwards. He told me he was going to play me and I honestly believe him. I couldn't ask for a better coach."
Something else that Burton saw on Saturday was the future of the offense and quarterback Jeremy Johnson. A true freshman in his first start, Johnson was impressive leading the Tigers to victory and Burton loved it.
"He did great," Burton said. "It was awesome. He was precise. He was on point. There weren't many bad throws. He didn't take off when the pocket collapsed. He did great."
Rated a three-star prospect, Burton was a standout at one of Auburn's summer camps and has continued that success into his senior season. Paying extra attention to the Tigers early in the 2013 season with a new staff onboard, Burton said that he likes the way things are going so far with the program.
"I like the up-tempo offense," Burton notes. "I like how the quarterback is playing. He's throwing the ball to a lot of different receivers. It's not just one person making plays, it's the whole offense making plays. I think the future is very bright."
Still planning to take official visits, Burton said he's 100 percent committed to the Tigers and hopes to be back for either the Georgia game or the Iron Bowl and possibly both.
Burton becomes the second Auburn commitment since five-star back Racean Thomas from Oxford joining junior college offensive lineman Xavier Dampeer, and is the 16th verbal for the 2014 class for the Tigers. He is the third wide receiver joining junior college standout D'haquille Williams and prep standout Stanton Truitt.
Here is the full list of Auburn's commitments: Auburn 2014