How a 22-Year-Old UTSA Student Faked His Way Into Texas A&M's Post-Alabama Locker Room
The 22-year-old convinced security and players he was a recruit, and wound up square in the Alabama upset celebration. What if Seth Small didn’t have the wildest evening at Kyle Field during Texas A&M’s upset victory over Alabama? Sure, Small hit the game-winning kick that sent the 12th Man into rapture, but the person Small took a picture with in the locker room had an even more improbable night. Alex Sunderland isn’t an Aggie. He’s a student at UTSA. He’s 22 years old, and had never been to an A&M game before he found a VIP pass on the ground outside of the stadium.
Luther Burden, the No. 6 overall recruit and No. 2 receiver in the 2022 class, announced his commitment on Tuesday night. © Provided by The Spun The big screen in Missouri's football stadium.
The 6-foot, 200-pound wide receiver is a five-star prospect out of the state of Illinois. After receiving a number of impressive offers, he narrowed down his list to Alabama, Georgia and Missouri earlier this year.
Alabama and Georgia land prospects like Burden all the time. Missouri, meanwhile, knows it needs to recruit at a higher level be somewhat competitive against the SEC’s best. Mission accomplished.
Burden announced on Tuesday night that he’s heading to Missouri to play for Eli Drinkwitz and the Tigers.
BREAKING: Luther Burden Commits to Mizzou
The local 5-star product spurned every blue-blood in the country for a crappy 3-win local team. Awesome.Luther Burden commits to ....
Luther Burden mentioned during his commitment that playing close to home is a priority.
Georgia made a late push to land the five star, but Missouri won him over in the end.
“All these schools have been a great experience for me and this has been the most difficult decision of my life,” Burden said, via 247Sports. “I chose Mizzou because I want to be the first — big recruits in St. Louis go to places like Georgia and Alabama and I want to stay home and take our talents to Missouri. It just feels like I need to be there and I need to make a change in my own state.”
These are the kind of recruiting wins that’ll land Missouri back on the SEC map.
Burden will graduate from high school early and join the Tigers in January of 2022.
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SEC Powers Alabama, Georgia, Surge to Top of November Recruiting Rankings .
The updated team recruiting rankings at SI All-American have a familiar feel at the top Here come the blue bloods. As is customary with December in range, college football's traditional recruiting powers are making their move up the team recruiting rankings. For the first time all year in the 2022 recruiting cycle, it's SEC at No. 1 and No. 2 in the November rankings update for SI All-American. The Alabama Crimson Tide is back on top followed closely by Georgia, the two programs that had the biggest October swing on the recruiting trail, in a pair of classes far from fully constructed.