The Missouri Tigers suffered a crushing defeat on Saturday afternoon when they nearly upset the Auburn Tigers in an SEC showdown. Ultimately, Missouri lost 17-14 in overtime. And based on the recent actions from a five-star freshman receiver, it looks like the Tigers might be losing one of their most promising players, too.
Following Missouri’s loss to Auburn on Saturday afternoon, star receiver Luther Burden deleted all mention of Missouri from his Instagram account, according to Unnecessary Roughness, while also posting a cryptic message saying, “Patiently waiting…”
Luther Burden has deleted all Mizzou related stuff from his IG and posted this pic.twitter.com/ZFj4QLoBlG
— Unnecessary Roughness (@UnnecRoughness) September 27, 2022
Based on the cryptic messaging, it looks like Burden could be planning to transfer following the season.
The move comes after Burden, who was a five-star prospect coming out of high school, did not receive a single target against Auburn. In fact, he only touched the ball once throughout the entire game when he fielded a punt return which he brought back for just a three-yard gain.
Through the first three games of the season, Burden had 10 catches for 78 yards through the air as well as seven carries for 40 yards and a touchdown.
Burden isn’t the first college football player to delete any mention of his current team from his social media accounts after a disappointing performance. Last month, LSU Tigers star receiver Kayshon Boutte scrubbed his account of any mention of LSU, though head coach Brian Kelly downplayed the move.