by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
Among a long list of vengeful, doubted Tigers working for 2021 to be their breakout campaign, perhaps there is no other Tiger on LSU's illustrious 2021 roster more dedicated to kicking ass and proving people wrong than safety Major Burns....even if it means teaching a lesson to the coaching staff he currently plays for:
After a 6 month period where the Baton Rouge native held a scholarship offer from LSU and committed as part of the Tigers' 2020 class, Major Burns was unexpectedly processed right on the cusp of National Signing Day;
With his scholarship rescinded, Major was forced to find another top SEC school....but one that wouldn't be in Louisiana....a program far away from home.
It was a gut wrenching moment that was met with criticism around the epicenter of the Baton Rouge sports community: everyone at Burns' Madison Prep were wondering why one of their heroes was offered, committed and then subsequently before NSD, he was sent packing.
Ultimately, the guy who always pursues LSU targets, talent or transfers came calling...Georgia's Kirby Smart.
And so, Burns headed off to Athens and joined a packed secondary as a Georgia Bulldog. But soon enough, Kirby the "swindler" didn't keep his promises and Major saw very little of the field throughout 2020.
Collecting 4 total tackles (2 solo) over just a pair of appearances for the Bulldogs, Burns had enough by the end of 2020's lost pandemic season and considered a move home.
Then, after talking to his family and realizing how much he wanted to be closer to home, Major made the decision to leave Georgia; after 5 months since he announced his transfer, it has already turned out to be a smart move.
When LSU heard Major Burns would be entering his name into the transfer portal, they didn't blink. Immediately, Orgeron's recruiting team set out to repair the damage of the prior National Signing Day.
It wasn't a hard sell:
Burns was already decided...he was coming home for his family, friends, the local Baton Rouge community....with some vengeance on the mind as well.
Since he's arrived and worn the #28, Major has ascended to the brink of Daronte Jones' starting safety line-up, making last man tackles, touchdown saving deflections, one handed interceptions, and showing out as an all around leader.
He has a swagger, a hilarious side to him, a relentless ambition...and I believe Major Burns will start alongside Jay Ward at safety in only his first season as a Tiger.
61 Tackles, 4 PD, 2 INTs, 3 TFL
Major will take on the role of a big time influence within our secondary, even if he doesn't start day 1, he'll play himself into the spot.
Will become one of LSU's must-see players at some point this campaign.
by LONN PHILLIPS SULLIVAN
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SHOUTOUTS: LET'S GEAUX MAAAAAAJAH!!!!