Texas Steals Receiver Out Of Florida

It is not often you see a coveted prospect out of Tallahassee, Florida not wind up a Seminole.

However, Lincoln (Tallahassee, Florida) wide receiver John Burt decided Texas was the place for him.

Burt becomes the Longhorns first wide receiver commitment and becomes their highest rated prospect for the 2015 class.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise though as head coach Charlie Strong has proven time and time again he has a knack for pulling prospects out of the Sunshine state. The Longhorns also had something going for them, Burt has family members who reside in Austin.

Burt is visiting Austin on Monday and is planning on staying the week. He has visited multiple times before.

Orangebloods.com caught up with Burt about his decision to become a Longhorn.

“I just felt like Texas was the best school,” Burt said. “It was a little bit of everything, the comfort, it’s like a home away from home. I can be independent, but I also have that family feel with coach Vaughn being from Tallahassee and I have family that lives there also.”

“The little things about Texas stood out more than any school,” Burt said. “I knew about my decision two weeks ago.”

Burt is the No. 61 overall prospect according to Rivals.com and the seventh ranked wide receiver. He chose Texas over finalists Auburn, Florida State, and Miami (FL).

Rivals.com recruiting analyst Woody Wommack had this to say about the Tallahassee native,

“Burt is a big-play wide receiver who has ideal size to play on the outside,” said Wommack. “His highlight tape is full of him going up and making tough catches, but he’s also consistent on short and intermediate routes.

“He still needs to bulk up and add some more weight to his long frame, but for Texas to go into Florida and grab a guy of his status is a big move.”

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