Tasked with juggling on-the-field coaching responsibilities alongside evaluating future talent, there may be none better than the Oklahoma Sooners’ Bill Bedenbaugh. After replacing four starting offensive line man this season, the position coach set the group up for a dominant performance on Saturday in the Rose Bowl. Roughly 24-hours later, Bedenbaugh signed off on an offer east of the Mississippi River.
The recipient of the scholarship offer is Jager Burton, a 4-star offensive guard out of Lexington, Kentucky. At 6-4 and 284-pounds (depending on which recruiting outlet you prefer), the junior in high school possesses a frame capable of adding pounds to compete at the FBS level. Catching the attention of programs from around the nation with his size and talent, Burton picked up four offers over the course of sixteen days. Holding offers from Alabama to Clemson and Ohio State to Oklahoma, the recruitment of the guard is only picking up steam.
It’s believed that Burton will land at Clemson before it’s all said an done. However, as a member of the class of 2021, there’s plenty of time to consider all offers on the table. As more roll in before the end of the year, Burton remains an interesting prospect to watch.
Currently, Burton is the No. 6 Offensive Guard in the class according to Rivals.