Jonathan Burkis, son of Todd and Rayna Burkis, ranks 5th in the lineup of 9 children.
Inheriting a love for sports, he played flag football for many years before giving it up to concentrate on basketball. He has played basketball and baseball, both on the Junior Varsity and Varsity levels, with Starkville Christian School.
He also enjoys hunting, fishing, hanging out with friends, and listening to music. After taking a short break from school, he plans to pursue a coaching career.
One of his favorite verses is Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not evil, to give you a hope and future.”