Four-star WR John Burt commits to Longhorns


Four-star WR John Burt made it official Monday morning: He is going to be a Longhorn.

“Officially commiting to University of Texas (for good) see yall on the 40!!,” Burt tweeted, including a picture of himself with the Texas coaching staff at what looks like his home. Head coach Charlie Strong, assistant head coach for the offense/quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson, newly minted wide receivers coach Jay Norvell and defensive backs coach Chris Vaughn stood by his side in the picture he posted. 

The 6-foot-3 Tallahassee, Florida native chose Texas over Auburn, Alabama and a litany of Florida schools. According to 247Sports, Burt is the 14th ranked wide receiver in the nation. Burt decommitted from a verbal with Texas in January, leading many to think he was headed Auburn's way.

He joins four-star prospect Deandre McNeal and three-star Gilbert Johnson, also a Florida recruit, as next year’s Longhorns’ freshman receiving corps – a position that is one of the thinnest on the roster.