Clemson Football: 5-star DE Jordan Burch rated No. 1 player in the nation

5-star Clemson football target Jordan Burch is now the No. 1 rated player in the nation, according to the new 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.

One of the major targets remaining for the 2020 Clemson football recruiting class is defensive end Jordan Burch.

Burch, a 5-star DE from Columbia, is now the No. 1 rated player in the nation, according to the new 247 Sports’ Composite Rankings.

There’s not much news coming out about Burch because he is keeping everything close to the vest. Burch was originally considered a heavy Clemson lean, but now is trending towards in-state rival South Carolina.

He is friends with Will Muschamp’s son, who plays quarterback at Hammond, and it seems that there is real traction for him to stay close to home.

The three major schools recruiting Burch are Clemson, South Carolina and Georgia. The Bulldogs have also made a run as of late, so it will certainly be interesting to see how his recruitment turns out when it’s all said and done.

Burch will likely go down to the wire with his decision and will carefully consider every option before making a commitment.

As of right now, I think he’d commit to South Carolina if he made a decision today. The key for the Tigers, though, will be getting him back on campus- potentially for the All-In Cookout. Burch was supposed to take an official visit to South Carolina this past weekend, but didn’t make it over to their campus.

Bryan Bresee, a 5-star Clemson football commit, is listed as the No. 2 player in the nation. Other 5-star commits in the rankings include Myles Murphy (No. 7), DJ Uiagalelei (No. 13), Demarkcus Bowman (No. 17) and Demonte Capehart (No. 26).

Fred Davis, who was previously a 5-star, has been moved down to a 4-star in the composite rankings. In my opinion, that shouldn’t be the case.

Uiagalelei absolutely is underrated, though. He’s the most talented quarterback in the country and has a cannon for an arm. He should consistently be a top-five player in every recruiting services’ board, but for some reason ESPN doesn’t want to rank him very high.