Jaqwondis Burns

Terrell native Jaqwondis Burns committed to play college football at Ole Miss on Saturday, April 27.

Burns, a 6-2 205-pound outside linebacker for the 2020 class, committed to Ole Miss after taking his unofficial visit on the Ole Miss campus on Saturday.

Burns is a three-star prospect who recently transferred to Dallas Skyline High School from Terrell High School and is rated the No. 43 outside linebacker by 247Sports Composite Index in Texas.

Arizona, Baylor, Colorado, Houston, Kansas, Kansas State, Louisville, North Texas, Oklahoma State, Southern Methodist, Southern Miss, Texas Tech, Tulsa, UTSA and Utah all offered Burns.

Ole Miss linebackers coach Jeff Koonz recruited Burns to Ole Miss.

“As soon as we got on campus I felt at home,” Burns told the Ole Miss Spirit, en route back to Texas on Saturday night. “I felt love. I just love the coaches. I loved the relationships everybody has with each other.”

Playing for Terrell varsity football in his junior season, Burns made 47 tackles, has six tackles for loss, forced one fumble and was named first-team all-district.

Burns brother, Bear Alexander, is a freshman and has offers from Florida, Oklahoma State, Texas and Texas A&M. Alexander has also transferred to Dallas Skyline High School from Terrell High School.

“Since my days as a young child, I have always dreamed of playing college football at the highest level and today that became a reality,” Burns said in a Twitter post.

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