Recruiting: Slidell safety Ishmael Burdine commits to Missouri

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Ishmael Burdine, a three-star safety out of Slidell High School, has decided to play his college football at Missouri.

The 13th pledge for Mizzou in the 2019 class strongly considered offers from Mississippi State, Virginia and Kansas State. He also had offers from Arkansas, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Western Kentucky, SMU, Houston, Indiana, Nebraska, Southern Miss, Tulane, Baylor, Wisconsin, Kentucky, ULM, LA Tech and Utah. Playing in the SEC was a big consideration in his decision.

The 6-foot-1, 180 pounder runs a 4.57 forty and has posted a 33-inch vertical.

Burbine plays well at free safety but also has good coverage skills if necessary. He is physical, tracks the ball well and tackles well in the open field. He displays good timing and closing speed for pass breakups.

Thus far for the 2018 campaign, he has recorded 31 tackles with one interception for the District 6-5A Tigers. He also has outstanding return skills, with a 19.1 yard average punt return and a 22.5 yard kickoff return average, including a 96-yard touchdown.

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