Tallahassee (FL) Lincoln High wide receiver John Burt signed his national letter of intent on Wednesday, officially making him a Texas Longhorn.
The consensus four-star wide receiver was the 21st best player in the state of Florida and the 138th best player nationally, according to 247's composite rankings. The 6-foot-3, 180-pound Burt officially committed to Texas last week after de-committing a month before.
Officially commiting to University of Texas (for good ) see yall on the 40!! pic.twitter.com/z6HgghtKtH— Sparq10 (@burticus21) January 26, 2015
Burt's recruitment was long considered a toss-up between Texas and Auburn, and even as a Texas commit Burt was considered a Tiger lean after visiting Auburn multiple times in the fall. Burt's de-commitment made it seem like he was a lock for Auburn, but after meeting with Texas coaches in late January, he reaffirmed his commitment to the Longhorns.
Interestingly enough, Burt's development has mirrored that of Harris, except that Burt is just as physical with less mass and has better quickness than Harris did in high school. So he's basically a better athlete who is starting to develop impressive skills as a route runner, while maintaining the physicality as a blocker and interest in doing the small things to succeed.
Coming out of high school, he's starting to get to the same point it took Harris years out of high school to reach.