LSU could take former commitment Major Burns as transfer

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LSU saved one scholarship from the 2021 signing class, patiently awaiting the right fit on the transfer market.

If rumors are correct, the Tigers may be zeroing in on their prospect of choice.

Baton Rouge native Major Burns signed with Georgia in the 2020 class as a four-star recruit.

The 11th best safety in the country and the 5th overall prospect in Louisiana out of Madison Prep committed to Texas A&M during the recruiting process on Feb. 3, 2019, but backed off March. Burns later pledged to LSU on December 11, 2019, but decommitted June 6th. He had additional offers from many Power 5 schools.

The 6-foot2, 190 pounder with 4.58 speed enrolled at Georgia early in ’20 and played in six contests as a true freshman this past season, recording 5 tackles.

Changes began to take shape most recently. Four UGA defensive backs were drafted in last weekend’s NFL draft. Coming out of spring drills however, Burns found himself as a backup to starters Christopher Smith and Lewis Cline. Then suddenly, All American safety Tykee Smith, a sophomore out of West Virginia, transferred to Georgia.

A crowded position seems to have pushed Burns to look for a new opportunity. He entered the portal May 3.

LSU is a school prominent on his list.

Burns is the second Georgia player from the Baton Rouge area to enter transfer portal recently. Wide receiver Makiya Tongue, a four-star signee in 2019 out of University High, has transferred to Oregon State.

Under newly-minted NCAA guidelines, student-athletes now have until June 1 to inform schools of their intention to transfer.

Burns can play safety, corner and nickel. He is a downhill tackler with good closing speed.

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Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Rene Nadeau has been involved in sports ever since his earliest memories. Rene played basketball, wrestled, ran track, and was an All-District running back in football at John F. Kennedy High School. He went on to be a member of the LSU football program, developing a passion for the game in even…

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