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High School
Haverford School, Pa.
Current Team
4 out of 5 stars

Haverford 11, Lawrenceville 5 Standout

Burt was expected to make an impact as a freshman, but he’s definitely doing so in his first varsity season for the Fords. He scored a pair of goals less than two minutes apart at the end of the first half to bolster Haverford’s lead to 5-2, and in doing so, showed the traits that will make him a 9.1 recruit for a lot of elite programs. He took his SSDM matchup midfield to the woodshed by beating him down the righty alley and launching a screamer of a high-to-high rip. On the next possession, he worked on the other side and finished off a rollback in style. With Holmes and Cornell-bound senior Michael Bozzi next to him, Burt’s going to get a lot of those SSDM matchups, and that’s bad news for opponents. He’s so explosive that he can give any defender fits.

“Coach Dawson talked to us about that a lot this year. If you know you’ve got what you want as a matchup – I love my righty down the alley – if I see that, I’m going to take that every time no matter what,” Burt said. “I don’t care if it’s a short stick or a long stick. … If we see those matchups, we’re going to take it every game.”

NLF March 2021 Super 60 Rankings
Ranked No. 37 overall, No. 12 midfielder

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating: 93

Burt’s elite-level speed immediately helps him stand out. You are absolutely not catching him in the open field. Sorry. Save your time and effort. He was expected to start as a freshman a year ago for Haverford, a rare feat, and buried a hat trick in the Fords’ season opener this year. He’ll be highly sought-after in the shot clock era thanks to his speed, hard shot and excellent defensive chops.

One Percent Showcase Evaluation

All-Star. In a stunning turn of events, Haverford has another stud in the pipeline. A true two-way midfielder, Burt can run all day and then some. He has a hard, heavy shot that’s accompanied by some force off of his strong dodges. He had an excellent on-the-run bouncer against the White squad, grabbed ground balls off the wing and was terrific on the defensive end.

Major Accolades

2020 One Percent Showcase All-Star