Oregon transfer edge rusher Jordan Burch a 'perfect fit' with Ducks
Oregon is a perfect fit for former South Carolina edge rusher Jordan Burch, according to 247Sports.
The recruiting authority recently outlined 10 players who entered the transfer portal, found new homes, and landed in the perfect spots. 247Sports’ Brendan Sonnone particularly loves the fit for Burch at Oregon. He wrote this on the headline transfer from this past week:
Jordan Burch headlined the second wave of transfer edge defenders. It was a much-needed jolt to a fairly blah group as the former five-star recruit out of high school quickly ascended to the top of our rankings EDGE transfers (94 overall) … and for good reason.
Burch enjoyed a breakout campaign in 2022, totaling 40 QB pressures while demonstrating the size/strength/coordination combination that made him one of the country’s most coveted recruits in 2020. …
Now Burch is going across the country to play for Dan Lanning at Oregon. Lanning nearly got Burch to leave his hometown of Columbia, S.C., out of high school when he was at Georgia, and capitalized on the second opportunity to recruit Burch. The Ducks recorded a sack on just 3.7 percent of passing attempts, which was 127th nationally last season. Burch, at the very least, will provide ample pressure in the Pac-12 and draw attention to create 1 vs. 1s for his teammates, perhaps even 2023 five-star recruit Matayo Uiagalelei. Bottom line: Burch’s presence will create disruption, and disruption usually leads to pass-rush production.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound Burch was a producer for the Gamecocks all three years he spent in Columbia. He appeared in all 13 games during the 2021 season, then became a full-time starter in 2022.
He finished this past season with 56 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and three pass breakups. The 40 quarterback pressures Sonnone references were the sixth-most among SEC defenders.
At Oregon, he joins a group of edge rushers that could be much better in Dan Lanning’s second year. The Ducks signed Uiagalelei as well as 4-star Blake Purchase to pair with the returning Mase Funa, who played perhaps his best game of the year in the Ducks’ Holiday Bowl win over UNC.