By now you have probably heard the buzz surrounding freshman wide receiver Jermaine Burton.
During Tuesday’s Zoom press conference with reporters, head coach Kirby Smart offered his official take.
“Jermaine is explosive. He loves the game of football. He's got really good hands. He's a very consistent ball catcher. He can go up; he can explode up,” Smart said. “I remember watching him in high school, (and) he could jump boxes that are extremely high. He’s a talented guy.”
A former four-star competitor, Burton is actually an Atlanta native, but played his high school football at Calabasas High in California, including a junior season that saw him catch 40 passes for 863 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He, along with fellow freshman Marcus Rosemy, is supposed to figure prominently into the rotation at wide receiver this fall.
“He’s learning our system, so he’s not there yet, but he’s a good player. So many years we have played here, we have had these …