Only three teams remain in the mix for one of the top edge rushers in the nation.
On Wednesday morning, Texarkana Pleasant Grove strong-side defensive end Marcus Burris announced his final three schools, and the Texas Longhorns remain an option, alongside the Oklahoma Sooners and Texas A&M Aggies.
I wanna thank God for putting me in the position i am in. I also wanna thank my family and coaching staff for sticking with me. Last but not least I wanna thank all the universities that gave me an opportunity and believed in me. One step closer. Here is my top 3 . pic.twitter.com/zDWKh8AWbx— Marcus Burris (@MarcusBurris8) July 29, 2020
Among the programs that didn’t survive the cut are Alabama, LSU, Oregon, Miami, and Washington.
The high-major interest in Burris is far from a surprise, especially considering his productivity as a junior, as Burris tallied 92 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception en route to a Texas Sports Writers Association 4A first-team all-state selection as a junior. Maybe more notably, Burris’ impact helped guide Pleasant Grove to a 15-1 record and ultimately a Texas 4A D-II state title.
Unfortunately for the Horns, however, Texas nor Texas A&M are expected to keep the four-star talent in-state, as all eight of Burris’ Crystal Ball picks projects that he’ll ultimately become a Sooner. As is, Texas doesn’t hold a pledge at the position.
Considered the nation’s No. 101 player overall and the No. 8 strong-side defensive end, per the 247Sports Composite, Burris doesn’t currently have a commitment date planned.