Former Georgia defensive back Major Burns announces SEC transfer destination
Major Burns is coming home.
The Louisiana native spent his true freshman season as a member of the Georgia Bulldogs but announced his decision to leave Kirby Smart’s program just over two weeks ago.
“I will be entering the transfer portal, thus ending my career at the University of Georgia. It was not an easy decision, but one my heart led me to make. I want to wish all my coaches and teammates the very best this season and beyond. I may not be physically there, but I’m only a phone call away,” Burns posted at the time.
On Tuesday, Burns announced he will be continuing his college football career at LSU. During his lone season in Athens, Burns played in six games for the Bulldogs.
Burns was rated as a four-star prospect and the No. 13 safety in the country in the 2020 recruiting cycle. He signed with Georgia after being previously committed to both LSU and Texas A&M during his high school recruitment. Burns was also a 2020 Under Armour All-American.
Here is Burns’ bio from the official Georgia team site:
2020: Saw action in six of 10 games (Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, South Carolina, Missouri, Cincinnati)…season-best three stops vs. Florida…also had tackles vs. Arkansas and Tennessee…enrolled at UGA in January of 2020.
High School: Madison Prep Academy, coached by Landry Williams and Mike Roach…selected to play in the 2020 Under Armour All-America Game…247Sports.com composite four-star prospect…ranked as the #11 safety, #180 nationally and the #5 recruit out of the state of Louisiana…ESPN.com four-star recruit, ranked as the #6 cornerback, the #79 prospect nationally and the #4 recruit out of the state of Louisiana…PrepStar Magazine four-star prospect, All-American, #17 SAF, #213 prospect nationally…rivals.com four-star prospect, ranked #238 nationally and #10 in Louisiana…played DB, WR and some QB at Madison Prep, which had a 12-2 overall record in 2019…helped the Chargers reach the second round of the 2019 LHSAA Class 3A playoffs, notching a 75-yard INT return for a TD, three TD passes and four catches for 32 yards in a loss to Union Church…made nine tackles and a sack, as well as a pair of receptions in a nationally-televised ESPNU game against Parkview Baptist…named to the MaxPreps 2019 Preseason Louisiana All-State First Team defense…invited to the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge in Atlanta…as a junior, he hauled in five TD passes at receiver, and had 47 tackles, eight PBUs and five TFLs on defense.