Luther Burden, top WR prospect when picking Mizzou: “I just want a trend to start.”

The biggest win for Mizzou football won’t come on the field this year (unless the Tigers somehow find a way to knock-off top ranked Georgia on November 6th). The victory that Tiger fans should celebrate is the one that occurred Tuesday night in East St. Louis when five-star wide receiver recruit Luther Burden made his verbal commitment to Eli Drinkwitz and Mizzou. Missouri was the favorite, and Burden had already de-committed from Oklahoma in august. Burden had narrowed down his choices to Mizzou and Alabama, which he visited last Wednesday.

“I want to be the first,” Burden said after sliding the black Mizzou cap on his head. “You know how big recruits in St. Louis, they all go to places like the Georgias, the Alabamas, I mean I just want to start a trend here in St. Louis for the younger people with talent in front of me to stay home and take our talents to Missouri.”

Rivals ranked Mizzou as the 15th best incoming student class in the country. According to 247 Sports, Mizzou is ranked 14th. Burden is the Tigers’ only five-star recruit. Drinkwitz however, has landed six four stars recruits, eight of which are in-state for the class to 2022.

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