Former Georgia WR Jermaine Burton 'an option' for SEC West team, per report
Jermaine Burton’s announcement on Wednesday that he would enter the transfer portal was a big blow to the Georgia wide receiving corps. After a season in which he was 2nd on the team in receiving yards, Burton figured to feature even more in the Bulldogs offense in 2022 but will instead resume his college career elsewhere.
And his services should be in high demand with the rising junior becoming draft-eligible after 2022 and looking to make a case for himself as a top target for NFL teams. One team could be a potential stop for him, and that is Alabama, reports 247Sports’ Chris Hummer.
As Hummer notes in his tweet, Burton’s position coach at Georgia, Cortez Hankton, is now at LSU, while James Cooley, who was Georgia’s co-offensive coordinator for 2 seasons, is on the Texas A&M staff and has been since 2020. But if the Crimson Tide come calling, it will be tough to turn Nick Saban down, especially given the program’s perennial strength and, in this day and age, the appeal of NIL opportunities in Tuscaloosa.