Wide receiver Caleb Burton III from Del Valle Texas committed to be a member of Ohio State’s 2022 recruiting class Monday. Burton is considered the 2nd best receiver in the country for the 2022 cycle and the 15th best overall prospect. He was recruited by Buckeye coach Brian Hartline and joins Southlake Texas quarterback Quinn Ewers as the 2nd 5 star recruit to commit to Ohio State in the last 4 days.
Why Burton Selected Ohio State
The 6’ 165 lbs. receiver was looking at Georgia, LSU, Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas, Florida, and Ohio State. He had a great relationship with OSU recruiter and wide receiver’s coach Brian Hartline leading him to make the move this week. It also did not hurt that Ohio State has had great success with recent wide receivers going to the NFL. Finally Burton mentioned when committing that he has had a relationship with Ewers, saw him play in the state playoffs in Texas, and wants to be a part of the team that has Ewers throwing the ball.
Other friends that Burton has on the team include Texas high school wide receivers Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Garrett Wilson. He has watches both players this season at Ohio State and is impressed with their development.
Burton’s dad, Charles Burton, grew up in Texas and left to play college ball at Syracuse, so leaving the state has not been an issue for Burton.
Ohio State 2022 Recruiting Class
Ohio State’s 2022 class is now ranked as the best class in the country. 2022 classes will not be able to sign letters of intent for another year from now. Other top members of Ohio State’s class include cornerback Jyaire Brown, line backers CJ Hicks, Gabe Powers, and Dasan McCullough, tight ends Bennett Christian and Benji Gosnell, and offensive tackle Tegra Tshabola.
What Burton Offers Ohio State
Burton offers Ohio State a receiver with a good hands with a frame for outside positions, great timing on high passes, body control, speed and explosiveness, As a sophomore he had 12 touchdowns on 51 catches with 882 yards.
Caleb Burton: 5-star Texas receiver commits to Ohio State