Ohio State adds Caleb Burton and gets yet another star receiver from Texas.
Burton played for Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, the same high school that produced superstar Garrett Wilson. For the third straight year, the Buckeyes have landed a pass-catcher from the lone star state, after signing Wilson, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, and Burton.
Ohio State Adds WR Caleb Burton
Burton is a four-star receiver, according to 247Sports Composite. He was the 59th-best player in the country, the seventh-best receiver in the nation, and the tenth-best player from Texas.
Burton had a total of 39 offers, including offers from Alabama, Clemson, Texas, Texas A&M, and Michigan.
He is the son of Chris Burton, a linebacker who played at Syracuse.
Caleb did not inherit his father’s size, but he makes up for it with his explosiveness. He’s only 6’0″ and 165 pounds, so he’s much more suited to play receiver than he is to play in the middle of the defense.
While undersized, he has the speed to be dangerous deep or to gain yardage after the catch.
Aside from athletic ability, he has a really good understanding of fundamentals. He has great hands and body control.
Ohio State’s wide receivers coach Brian Hartline is proving to be one of the best recruiters in the country. The Buckeyes’ wide receivers room is bursting at the seams with pass-catching talents, such as Smith-Njigba, Emeka Egbuka, Marvin Harrison Jr., and Jayden Ballard. While Ohio State breaks their streak of signing the top receiver in the country, they still get a good one in Burton.