St. Louis Cardinal Ritter College Prep five-star wide receiver Luther Burden included Ohio State in his top five on Saturday evening.
— lutherburden (@lutherburden3) September 19, 2020
Burden, who is the No. 2 wide receiver and No. 14 prospect overall in the 2022 class, included the Buckeyes in his top schools along with Alabama, Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma.
He reeled in 93 receptions for 2,046 yards and 27 touchdowns in two seasons with the Lions.
The 6-foot-2, 194-pound wideout received an offer from wide receivers coach Brian Hartline in April, and though he has not visited Columbus yet, the Buckeyes are expected to play a major role in his recruitment due to their ties in St. Louis and recent prowess in recruiting receivers.
Ohio State has pulled a prospect from the St. Louis area in four consecutive recruiting cycles, including Christian Brothers College four-star wide receivers Kamryn Babb and Cameron Brown in 2018; Burden’s former teammate, Cardinal Ritter College four-star wide receiver Jameson Williams in 2019; Maryland Heights Pattonville Senior four-star Mookie Cooper in 2020; De Smet Jesuit four-star cornerback Jakailin Johnson in 2021.
With the talented wide receivers already on the team and two more on their way in January in Massillon (Ohio) Washington four-star Jayden Ballard and Philadelphia St. Joseph’s Prep four-star Marvin Harrison, the Buckeyes have room to be selective in their pursuit of players at the position for 2022.
Other wide receivers to keep in mind include Del Valle, Texas, five-star Caleb Burton; Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei four-star C.J. Williams; Chicago St. Rita four-star Kaleb Brown; and Lewisville, Texas, four-star Armani Winfield.
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