Oregon transfer Jordan Burch among biggest instant-impact additions in 2023
Oregon has added one of the best players from the transfer portal in former South Carolina edge rusher Jordan Burch, a player who ESPN says can be one of the biggest instant-impact transfers in the country.
Here’s what ESPN’s Craig Haubert wrote on the South Carolina transfer:
The last time the Ducks brought in an edge defender with this type of physical tools, he was an impact presence. Burch, to be clear, is not Kayvon Thibodeaux, but as a five-star prospect in the 2020 class, he possesses impact ability. He is coming off his most productive season when he was among South Carolina’s leading tacklers and most disruptive pass-rushers. A defender with good length, power and body control, Burch can help boost a defense that ranked 115th among 131 FBS teams in sacks. He has yet to fully meet lofty expectations but looks to be headed to Eugene after beginning to realize some of that touted potential and could be an impact addition for Oregon.
Burch was a 5-star and the eighth-ranked prospect in the country out of the 2020 class. He picked South Carolina over Clemson, LSU, and Georgia. He spent three seasons with the Gamecocks.
The 6-foot-6, 275-pound edge rusher was a full-time starter in 2022, when he put up 56 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks, and three pass breakups. Burch led the South Carolina defense with 40 quarterback pressures, which were the sixth-most among SEC defenders.
Over his three years with the Gamecocks, Burch produced 105 tackles, 12.5 TFLs, and 4.5 sacks.