On the first day college coaches could be out, Notre Dame assistant coach Anthony Solomon was at Avon (Ind.) High to see the 6-foot-8 power forward play in open gym.
Just a few days later Burgett gave Mike Brey's staff a verbal commitment.
"I've been up there so many times and I feel like it was the right fit," Burgett told Scout.com. "My family all agreed on it."
"The two forwards are leaving when I come in and I could possibly start," he said. "I really get a long with the coaches."
As a junior at Avon, Burgett averaged 14 points and nine rebounds per game.