September 1, 2018 Atlanta - Georgia Tech running back Jordan Mason (24) celebrates with teammates after he scored a touchdown in the first half of the Georgia Tech home opener at Bobby Dodd Stadium on Saturday, September 1, 2018. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM
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WR Nazir Burnett commits to Georgia Tech

Georgia Tech received a second commitment in three days, as wide receiver Nazir Burnett from Harrisburg, Pa., made his decision to be a part of coach Geoff Collins’ 2019 recruiting class.

Burnett, a three-star prospect who was committed to Syracuse before withdrawing his commitment in November, announced his decision from his Twitter account Tuesday. He followed Central Gwinnett High linebacker Cornelius Evans, who committed Sunday to join the signing class. Burnett attends Bishop McDevitt High.

Burnett, listed at 6-foot-1 and 167 pounds, is the fourth wide receiver to join the class, following Ahmarean Brown (Tampa, Fla.), Kalani Norris (Miami) and Zach Owens from Pope High. He reported his offer from Tech on Jan. 5. Burnett will be eligible to sign with Tech when the next signing period begins Feb. 6.

Like Brown, who also was not recruited by Tech before the coaching change, Burnett does not have the size that former coach Paul Johnson valued in wide receivers, but does appear to have speed and quickness.

Burnett would be the first Tech signee from Pennsylvania since offensive tackle Trey Klock signed in the 2014 class. Before that, defensive end Derrick Morgan was the most recent, in the famed 2007 class.

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