Four-star safety Marvin Burks, Jr. commits to the Rebels
On the eve of the business trip to the Bayou, Ole Miss has rallied for another win on the recruiting trail as the Rebs landed 4-star safety Marvin Burks Jr. out of Cardinal Ritter (MO) Friday.
While most had crystal balled him a little closer to home to Mizzou, Burks took a leap with Lane Kiffin and the Rebels, choosing Ole Miss over LSU, Texas A&M, Missouri, and Oklahoma.
BREAKING: Four-Star Safety Marvin Burks Jr. has Committed to Ole Miss!
The 6’2 185 S from Saint Louis, MO chose the Rebels over Missouri, Oklahoma, LSU, and Texas A&M.
Ole Miss now holds a Top 20 Class in the 2023 Team Rankings 🦈https://t.co/GbBEuZopNK pic.twitter.com/QmS15aR8fY
— Hayes Fawcett (@Hayesfawcett3) October 21, 2022
Burks also held offers from: Arizona State, Arkansas, Arkansas State, Boston College, Cincinnati, Colorado, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Memphis, Miami, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi State, Nebraska, Oregon, Penn State, Syracuse, Tennessee, USC, Vanderbilt, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
We have already seen the difference a revamped defense is making for the Rebels. Now, add in one of the nation’s top 2023 defensive athletes in Burks, who stands at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds and ranks as the No.30 safety and No.10 athlete out of Missouri, and you can bet this defense is going to stay on an upward trend.
This makes 13 verbal commitments in the Class of 2023 for Coach Kiffin and his staff, and pushes Ole Miss up to No. 21 in the On3 recruiting rankings.
Fit in The Sip
So just what can the Rebs expect from this future Rebel from the midwest? Physicality and Versatility.
He is strong when it comes to playing at the line of scrimmage or deep in the secondary. Burks also brings offensive experience having played both wide receiver and running back. He has the ability, as a result, to not only read and anticipate what the opposition will be doing, but also the speed to go head-to-head with receivers.
Burks is another great athlete the Rebs can continue to develop, and it will be exciting to watch.
Welcome home, Marvin!
(Feature image graphic: Lee Ann Herring, The Rebel Walk)
Lee Ann is the Director of Recruiting for The Rebel Walk. She is a veteran SEC sports journalist and NFL content writer. She is also the Sr. Editor for MESPORTS digital. Herring-Olvedo is a Brown University graduate who loves good cigars, good games, and a smooth glass of bourbon — not necessarily in that order.