Information regarding Jordan Burch’s visit to LSU this weekend has been leaked, and Gamecock fans seem to be pressing the panic button on the crown jewel of the incoming 2020 recruiting class for Will Muschamp’s squad.
The Hammond High senior committed to the Gamecocks during the Early Signing Period but insisted on signing with his other teammates (including Alex Huntley, fellow USC commit, and Jackson Muschamp) on February 5th, the official National Signing Day.
The visit to LSU this weekend is another chapter in one of the most mysterious recruitments of a college football player in recent memory.
Burch has spoken very little about his recruitment publicly and the people close to him have kept his choices very much under wraps.
I think Gamecock fans should be concerned that, although Burch made a public commitment, his crystal ball only slightly favors Carolina.
On the other hand, why would Burch make such a big deal out of his commitment (holding a school assembly, a Lebron-esque press conference, etc.) just to go back on his word and not be a Gamecock?
Part of me has seen this story unfold before and the pessimistic Gamecock fan in me has me expecting Burch to do a 180 on us and then have a career performance against Carolina this November when Will Muschamp’s squad makes the trip to Baton Rouge.
Another part of me believes that he’s a Gamecock and will stay that way, and is just taking visits because he’s earned that right by working to be as exemplary of an athlete he is.
Either way, they’re both good problems to have for a high school senior, and I hope we see him in garnet and black this season.
We sure do need him.