Burnett has "fun and exciting" trip to Athens

ATHENS – One of the top high school football players in Georgia watched the Dawgs and Tennessee fly up and down the field Saturday night.

Morgan Burnett unofficially visited Athens for the game between the Vols and Dawgs.

"It was fun and exciting," said Burnett, who is said to be a heavy lean to Georgia. "I hung out with Eric Berry, and I talked with Caleb King a little bit, too."

The Bulldogs, or any team in the nation for that matter, would love to sign all three players. Still, all three are considering a slew of choices for their college picks.

Burnett, who is coached by his brother, former Georgia player Cap Burnett and Don Shockley, the father of former Georgia quarterback D.J. Shockley has been getting advice from the pair when it comes to recruiting.

"They tell me to take it all in and enjoy myself," Burnett said.

Most colleges are recruiting Burnett as a wide receiver/defensive back. He had played a lot of quarterback in high school, but a thumb injury has slowed his play down under center.

North Clayton, too, has slowed some this season. The Eagles were ranked in the state, but have fallen on hard times since their loss to then number-one Northside Warner Robbins.

"When you are losing you wonder how much more you can do for you team," Burnett said. North Clayton can still reach the playoffs by winning the rest of their games against their Clayton County rivals.

As far as recruiting is concerned, Burnett said he is still focusing solely on his high school team right now.

"That's what's most important to me right now," he said. He also added that the outcome of games this season is not something that is a big influence in his recruting.

Burnett said he will officially visit Georgia after the football season ends. He did not indicate that he would officially visit other schools, however. Still, he lists the Bulldogs, Tennessee, Florida and Georgia Tech as "calling him a lot."

Watch Burnett in an In Focus Video presentation below…

The below video is NOT a highlight reel. It is about 35% of the downs Burnett played against Northside – specifically the ones he was involved in. I think it is a little more realistic way of seeing what a high school player is like.

Morgan Burnett vs. Northside Warner Robins


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