2024 Auburn football commit J’Marion Burnette made his senior-season debut for Andalusia on August 24, ripping off a highlight-reel touchdown run against local rival Opp during a 42-8 romp at Channell-Lee Stadium.
In response to the spectacular run from the incoming 4-star, who is the 13th-ranked recruit at the running back position and the No. 11 recruit in all of Alabama for the 2024 class, Auburn Daily’s Andrew Stefaniak painted a picture opposing SEC defenses don’t want in their minds: Burnette ripping off highlight reel runs under the lights of Jordan-Hare Stadium on an autumn Saturday.
“Some might look at Burnette as a bruiser, but frankly, he has enough speed that I look at him as a bruiser with breakaway speed,” Stefaniak wrote. “It’s scary to think how many highlight reel runs Burnette will rip off at Jordan-Hare Stadium wearing an Auburn uniform. Watching a backfield of Jeremiah Cobb, Damari Alston, and Burnette would be a ton of fun for Auburn fans and an absolute nightmare for opposing defenses.”
J’Marion Burnette on the Auburn football coaching staff
Burnette was consistently optimistic when talking about the Auburn football coaching staff and what they are building on the Plains with Hugh Freeze’s first complete recruiting haul for the 2024 season.
“It’s going great,” Burnette said of joining the Tigers in 2024. “We’re on a good track, we’re doing real good in the class. We’re just building right now. Just keep trying to get the best at Auburn. We want the best.”
As for his relationship with running backs coach and former stellar interim coaching stand-in Carnell “Cadillac” Williams, who was praised for the Burnette commitment, Burnette said it couldn’t be better.
“Been great, can’t nobody compare to him,” Burnette said of Williams.
AU fans should love this about Burnette: he wants to help Williams and the rest of the Auburn football coaching staff land his cousin, 2025 4-star Elba RB Alvin Henderson.
“I’m trying to get [Henderson],” Burnette prefaced before saying, “We need to get this 2025 rolling now.”