4-star defensive back Major Burns decommits from Texas A&M after landing LSU, Florida offers
Major Burns is opening his recruitment back up.
The four-star defensive back from Baton Rouge had been committed to Jimbo Fisher’s Texas A&M program dating back to early February but as his recruitment has begun to heat up, Burns has decided to reevaluate his options heading into the summer of his senior season at Madison Prep Academy.
On Monday, the 6-foot-1, 184-pound defensive back announced he was no longer verbally committed to Texas A&M. This comes after LSU and Florida recently extended scholarships to the Madison Prep standout. Burns is rated as the No. 24 safety prospect in the nation and Louisiana’s No. 11 overall prospect, according to 247Sports Composite Rankings.
Following this news, Texas A&M is down to five commitments for the 2020 recruiting cycle. Here is the statement Burns released announcing the news of his decommitment.
“It has always been a dream of mine to be recruited and ultimately become a college football player. Each passing day brings me one step closer to living out my dream.
“The opportunities that have been laid out before me are a blessing, to say the least. Texas A&M, its staff and players are certainly one of those blessings. They did a marvelous job recruiting me and the faith they have in me is something I am proud of and grateful for.
“However, my plan was to wait until the summer to give my verbal pledge to a program, giving me adequate time to assess everything, but I stepped outside of my pathway as the Aggies surged in my recruitment. I have to stay true to myself and the plan I’ve put in place, therefore, I am officially withdrawing my verbal pledge at this time.
“Thanks to the Texas A&M staff and its fans for the support, but for now, this is the right step for me.”