Marvin Burks Jr. was forecasted to stay close to home and play for Missouri. He’s now committed, however, to Ole Miss.

From St. Louis, Burks is a blue-chip safety prospect out of Cardinal Ritter College Prep. Friday night, Burks pledged to play for Lane Kiffin’s program.

Burks is listed at 6-2, 190 pounds. On the 247Sports composite rankings, he is rated 4-stars, the No. 10 Missouri product, No. 30 safety and No. 309 prospect overall nationally in the class of 2023.

During his recruitment, Burks has picked up 35 scholarship offers. In June, he visited Ole Miss, Missouri and Texas A&M. Those 3 schools were in his final 5, along with LSU and Oklahoma.

Burks’ pledge gives Ole Miss 13 verbal commitments in its 2023 recruiting class. Highlights from Burks’ junior season can be viewed below, via Hudl: