RECAP: Class of 2022 No. 1 Receiver Visits Athens

Current Sooners commit Luther Burden is not putting a burden on the Dawgs after visiting Athens.

Luther Burden, the nation's No. 1 receiver in the class of 2022, posted pictures on Twitter Tuesday evening showing off his photos as part of his visit to Athens. 

The SI All-American receiver from St. Louis, MO, committed to Oklahoma in October and has been a part of the Sooners 2022 class ever since. He is the most highly coveted receiver prospect in the class during this recruiting cycle.

Burden chose Oklahoma over Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and Ohio State. With the decision to commit to the Sooners during the dead period, it was to be expected that Burden would take his visits once the NCAA allowed visits beginning June 1. 

Burden visited both Alabama and Georgia in the last week, with Georgia getting the most recent visit on Tuesday. Under current Sooners head coach Lincoln Riley, OU has created a reputation for producing NFL receivers. Most recently, CeeDee Lamb and Marquise "Hollywood" Brown both played under Riley and turned out to be first-round NFL draft picks. 

It came as no surprise that the 6-foot-2 prospect would want to play for one of the best offensive minds in college football, which makes the task of schools like Georgia and Alabama even harder when trying to flip the St. Louis product. 

That's where Georgia at least stands a chance with offensive coordinator Todd Monken. He's an offensive savant and has the ability to translate that knowledge to young players like Burden. 

Alabama is one of the only schools that could match Oklahoma's resume for putting receivers in the NFL, with guys like Jerry Jeudy, Henry Ruggs III and DeVonta Smith, some of the most recent examples. 

Georgia currently has a commitment from four-star receiver De'Nylon Morrissette as the only receiver in the 2022 class. Fellow Peach-State product Kojo Antwi and  Burden seem to be at the top of Georgia's wish list in 2022. 

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