The 5-foot-10, 170-pound senior won individual titles in the 60-meter hurdles and the 400-meter dash in addition to earning a share of two relay crowns (4x200, 4x400) at the 2020 LHSAA Indoor State Championships. His personal-best time of 7.98 seconds in the 60-meter hurdles ranked as the nation’s No. 14 clocking (tie) among prep indoor competitors this year, while his season-best 48.63 in the 400 at the LSU HS Classic tied for the nation’s No. 26 ranking. During the 2019 outdoor season, he swept the 200 and 400 dash events at the 5A state meet, helping the Broncos finish second as a team. His season-best times of 20.79 in the 200 and 46.52 in the 400 ranked No. 15 and No. 7 in the country, respectively, among prep outdoor competitors in 2019. The 2019 Louisiana All-State Male Track MVP, Burrell was an All-State selection in four events for the 2020 indoor campaign. The nation’s No. 9 recruit in the Class of 2020 as rated by MileSplit, he entered his senior year having won three consecutive outdoor state titles in the 400 and he graduates with nine state championship medals, in all.
Burrell has maintained a GPA of 3.45 in the classroom. He has signed a national letter of intent to compete on an athletic scholarship at LSU.
An avid angler who helps his family raise American Bully show dogs, Burrell is a member of the Serve 225 charitable organization, which assists the needy around Baton Rouge. The son of a firefighter, Burrell often accompanies his father on visits to under-resourced communities to distribute food and perform chores around the house for local elderly. He has also donated his time as a mentor and coach for young track athletes. After choosing to step away from football last fall, he organized and led a team cheering section of special needs students.