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2018 Early Signing Period: CB Donte Burton signs with Wisconsin

A look at the talented three-star cornerback, who will enroll early

Wisconsin Athletics

Class of 2018 CB Donte Burton

Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
Position Height Weight School 247Sports Composite Rank
CB 6'0 175 Loganville, Ga. Three stars, No. 55 CB

Cornerback Donte Burton from Loganville, GA will head to Madison and will enroll early next semester. Burton is listed at 6’0, 175 pounds and is one of three cornerbacks in the class of 2018, along with Travian Blaylock and Alexander Smith. His early enrollment should give him the chance to compete for playing time in 2018 with returning cornerbacks Madison Cone, Caesar Williams and Dontye Carriere-Williams.


247Sports (composite): 3-stars; Grade: 0.8710; No. 595 player; No. 55 CB; No. 61 GA

247Sports: 3-stars; Grade: 87; No. 556 player; No. 49 CB; No. 55 GA

ESPN: 4-stars; Grade: 80; No. 37 CB; No. 163 Regional; No. 43 GA

Rivals: 3-stars; No. 71 CB; No. 82 GA

Verbally Committed on October 1, 2017

Burton comes to Madison as one of the more heralded players in this class. A former North Carolina commit, Burton de-committed from the Tar Heels in April and decided to reopen his recruitment. According to 247Sports, Burton had an impressive offer list that included Nebraska, Notre Dame, Oregon, Pitt, Virginia Tech and West Virginia.

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High School: Four-star recruit by ESPN … three-star recruit by 247 Sports and Rivals … earned first-team all-state, all-region and all-county honors as a senior … also received all-county and all-region recognition his junior and sophomore years … recorded 127 tackles, 8 interceptions, 2 forced fumbles, 423 total return yards and 1 return touchdown in prep career … finished with 28 tackles, 3 interceptions and 1 return touchdown as a senior … racked up 34 tackles and 3 interceptions as a junior … compiled 38 tackles as a sophomore … recorded 27 tackles and 3 interceptions as a freshman … also lettered in track and field … coach was Mike Humphreys

Personal: Father is Dexter Burton … father played football at Georgia from 1993-94 … enjoys listening to music, working out and woodworking