If you can beat them, still join them … if they’re Alabama.
Kirby Smart’s Georgia Bulldogs saw their eighth player leave the program after wide receiver Jermaine Burton announced his intentions to join the Alabama Crimson Tide for the coming season.
Relayed by Action Network‘s Brett McMurphy, Burton will join Alabama’s receiving corps weeks after defeating the Tide in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game, 33-18. Burton announced his decision via social media on Sunday.
Burton was a four-star recruit out of Calabasas High School in California in 2019 — opting to play for Georgia over bidders like LSU and Alabama.
Burton was Georgia quarterback Stetson Bennett’s second-favorite target of the season — only trailing tight end Brock Bowser in production.
The wideout amassed 26 catches for 497 receiving yards and five touchdowns in his latest season. He made his mark in the Playoff when the Dawgs battled against Michigan in the Capital One Orange Bowl — nabbing a 57-yard touchdown from Bennett.
Bulldogs quarterback JT Daniels announced this week that he’d be entering the transfer portal.
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