Louisiana Tech recently earned the commitment of one of the freakiest athletes in all of Texas. Nolan Catholic’s outside linebacker, J’Dan Burnett.
“The coaching staff and the way Coach Holtz has built a great culture throughout the years of the football team,” Burnett said on why he chose Louisiana Tech.
Skip Holtz has been the head coach at Louisiana Tech since 2013, in his tenure he’s led the C-USA program to a 56-36 record.
With Burnett, he’s getting a freak of a linebacker. A track star who can run a sub 4.5 40-yard dash. Burnett will be able to keep up with anyone in C-USA.
“I have football practices at my school and also I still am able to get extra work by myself for the rest of the day after practice,” Burnett said on hoe he’s staying in shape.
Burnett is one of the best on Nolan Catholic’s stout defense. He’s a three-star commit via the 247Sports Composite. Via 247Sports own ranking, he’s the 35th ranked outside linebacker in the class of 2021 and the 79th best player in Texas overall for that class as well.
Burnett returns to the Fort Worth TAPPS school as the leader of Nolan Catholic’s defense. Burnett and company went 11-1 last year letting up less than 17 points per game on average. They fell in the second round of the TAPPS Division one playoffs to John Paul II.
Nolan Catholic though is expected to make a run again in 2020 with Burnett back to terrorize opposing offenses. Last year, he had 69 tackles, 15 for a loss, 14.5 sacks, and seven forced fumbles. Burnett is simply put, a monster on the field.
The 6’0 200-pound linebacker becomes the third from Nolan Catholic to commit in the past week joining wide receiver Irene Ngabonziza (Villanova) and quarterback Jimmy Taylor (Cornell.)
Burnett also becomes the ninth hard commit for the Louisiana Tech class of 2021. He’s the lone Texan and via the 247Sports Composite, now the highest-ranked recruit for that class. Via those same rankings, he’s the 12th highest-ranked prospect ever to commit to Louisiana Tech.
“The Lousiana Tech faithful should know that I’m ready to get after it and bring more bowl games year after year,” Burnett said.