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Oklahoma Lands Top 2024 Portal WR, Deion Burks

Oklahoma continues to be a destination for some of the transfer portal’s top available talent as four-star wide portal wideout Deion Burks announced his transfer from Purdue to Oklahoma on Tuesday.

Listed at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds, Burks is an explosive playmaker who can take the top off of defensive with twitchy routes and blazing speed. OU wide receivers coach Emmett Jones visited with Burks on Tuesday and ended up landing a commitment from the burner, who was reportedly down between Oklahoma and Texas.

 

Anytime that one of those schools picks up a Red River Recruiting victory over the other, it’s something to celebrate, and that’s certainly the case here as the Longhorns are set to lose their top three wide receivers after the 2023 season.

Rivals’ Transfer Tracker ranks the redshirt sophomore as the No. 1 wide receiver in the portal and the No. 8 overall player available as a four-star player with a 5.8 transfer rating.

In 2023, Burks hauled in 47 receptions for 629 yards and seven scores, averaging 13.4 yards per reception.

“I’m going to bet on myself, put myself in position to get developed mentally where I can be good at the next level,” Burks told ESPN. “Get another year of production. Being around greats and people who have a history of winning will help me take my talents to the next level.”

 

When asked what made Oklahoma the place for him, Burks said that OU “checked all the boxes.”

“They have a lot of resources and things that checked the box,” he said. “They were transparent, and I’m coming in with a plan, how to use me. Nothing is given. I have to come in and earn it, competitive-wise. They just checked all the boxes for me.”

NFL scouts are excited about Burks and what he could become in the Oklahoma offense.

“When you watch the tape, he jumps off the tape athletically with speed and explosiveness,” said an NFL scout. “It would have been early for him to leave. The production wasn’t quite there. A full year at OU will serve him well. He could easily be a top 100 player next year.”

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