BC lands school’s highest-ranked recruit from UF


ESPN 300 cornerback Clinton Burton Jr. flipped from Florida to Boston College on Friday, giving the Eagles their highest-ranked commitment in program history.

Burton Jr. had been committed to Florida since September, 2019, but announced his decision to make the switch on social media. Burton Jr. is a 5-foot-11, 170-pound corner from St. Frances Academy in Baltimore, Maryland, and the No. 74 ranked prospect overall.

He gives new coach Jeff Hafley an excellent piece of his future defense to go along with the three other corners committed in the class with three-stars Jalen Cheek, Shawn Gates and Jalen McCain. Burton Jr. is also just the fourth ESPN 300 commitment for the program since ESPN started its rankings in 2009.

The Eagles signed ESPN 300 offensive lineman Ozzy Trapilo, ranked No. 288, in the 2020 class, quarterback Sam Johnson, ranked No. 220 overall, in 2019 and running back Jonathan Hilliman, the No. 282 ranked recruit, in 2014.

The Eagles now have 18 total commitments in the class and two four-stars with Burton Jr. and defensive tackle Andre Porter.

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