Four-star Jordan Burks cuts list to 6, sets commitment date

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton07/31/22


Class of 2023 four-star prospect Jordan Burks tells On3 he’s down to Mississippi State, Missouri, Texas Tech, Eastern Michigan, Ole Miss, and the G-League Ignite.

Burks will announce his decision on his birthday, August 11th.

The 6-foot-9, 180-pound small forward of Kissimmee (Fla.) Central Point Academy also received offers from Virginia Tech, Illinois, VCU, Xavier, DePaul, Marquette, and others.

Burks is ranked as the No. 131 overall prospect in the 2023 class, according to the On3 Consensus, the average ranking from all four major recruiting media companies. On3’s evaluators are much higher on Burks, ranking him 74th overall in the class. He’s also the No. 16 ranked small forward and the No. 10 player in the state of Florida. It should also be noted that Burks is originally from Decatur, Ala.

Ole Miss is the only school to have hosted Burks on an official visit.

Burks talks finalists

Mississippi State: “I like the fact that Mississippi State is in the SEC. I like how they’ve built a relationship with me during the recruiting process.”

Eastern Michigan: “I love Eastern Michigan because they’ve been with me since the jump. Once they saw me play, they got attached to me, and loved me and treated me like I was one of theirs already. Coach (Bob) Simon has been recruiting me hard. Coach (Stan) Heath watched me and they love me and want me so I appreciate them for recruiting me.”

Texas Tech: “Coach Al Pinkins offered me while he was at Florida and that was my first big SEC offer. He went to Texas Tech so he has to be in the top six.”

Ole Miss: “I took my first visit there. I just loved the atmosphere, I loved the coaching staff, and I loved the players. I’ve enjoyed the recruiting process with them too.”

Missouri: When Coach CY (Charlton Young) was at Florida State, he really watched me a lot and really liked me. He made the transition to Missouri and him and coach (Dennis) Gates have recruited me hard.”

G-League: “A bunch of agents have been reaching out so I’ve just been trying to find the best fit with that to see how going straight to pro would be and to see what the best option would be for my future. I enjoy them recruiting me as well and I’m trying to go to the next level.”