“It’s really fun and means a lot to the kids,” Burnett said. “Growing up, I really looked up to a lot of professional athletes and if I had an opportunity to get an autograph even when I used to go to my brother’s game and get a college autograph.
“I was really excited and [that is] something you really cherish,” Burnett said. “That can motivate a kid when he grows up and to be the best at whatever prospective sport he plays. You never know what could inspire him so that is why I always try to give back.”
Burnett’s older brother is Cap Burnett, who used to play for Georgia and is now a member of the Locust Grove football team’s defensive staff.
“I coached against Morgan but his brother got him to come,” Locust Grove coach Clint Satterfield said. “Morgan loves being around the kids especially when it comes to football. He likes to see these kids involved with football so he will do things like this.”
Satterfield coached against Morgan Burnett, who attended North Clayton, during his three-year tenure at Jonesboro.
“One of the things that was attractive for me to come to Locust Grove was their recreation department,” Satterfield said. “They’ve always had great youth football and when they opened the high school up here that was the main attraction.”
Satterfield’s Wildcats will be able to practice with pads Friday.
“We’re going to be very young on defense but I think we are going to be okay,” Satterfield said.