Both of the kids they lost shows why Day goes after kids who he feels can contribute, but also have high character just look at Paris Johnson and Gee Scott Jr. Both Burton and Jarrett have been playing the recruitment game the entire year but I don't fault either of them for choosing to stay closer to home in the end. Burton is from Georgia but moved to California his 9th grade year and from what I've read, he's switched high schools multiple times.
Both kids have red flags and the same goes for Zachary Evans. Some schools like LSU, Georgia, Michigan State, Ole Miss, etc., take chances on these kids hoping they can change them. If you do, you get an elite talent who will help you reach your goals. If it doesn't work out, you end up with multiple kids either being suspended or getting kicked off the team/transferring out every year.
Meyer took chances during his time at Florida but he dialed that back when he came to Ohio State. Looks like Day also doesn't want to take chances.