At 6-feet and 185 pounds, Burnett is a running back/defensive back from Pahokee High. He originally committed to the Hurricanes back in February but kept getting recruited by other programs. This announcement comes on the heels of a weekend visit to Florida.
Burnett could end up playing on either side of the ball in college. If he considers himself a running back, perhaps this had something to do with Miami landing another running back commitment last week from Travis Homer.
Miami lost several commitments in last year's class as well, and they all ended up signing with other schools. It's rare for players to de-commit and then rejoin the class later but this one's not over.
2017 quarterback Toddy Centeio and 2016 linebacker Greg Simmons have also de-committed from Miami in recent weeks.
Florida State, Florida, Louisville, Georgia, and Wisconsin are some of Burnett's other offers so he was one of the most heavily recruited players in Miami's class.