Marcus Burke Makes Commitment to Stay Home
This is a big pickup for Dan Mullen and his staff. There’s a lot to like about Burke. He’s a very rangy receiver coming in at 6’3″ and he has a monster catch radius, which is obviously important trying to make plays down the field.
Burke also has good speed once he gets moving and can use that to pull away from defenders. On top of that, he also has the ability to play on the outside and in the slot if need be.
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Burke is the 223rd-ranked prospect nationally, and he comes in at 40th as far as receivers go.
Anytime you can keep a talent like this home, especially in a state as competitive in recruiting as Florida, it’s a big win and can be a step towards controlling the state, although Florida already owns that state at the moment as far as the power five schools are concerned.
Taking a Look at Florida’s Class
This didn’t move the Gators in the rankings. They were already right at 10th nationally and that’s where they stayed. However, that doesn’t make this less of a big recruiting pull.
As far as how Burke fits into this class, he’s another in a long line of skill-position players the Gators have committed at the moment. He joins Trevonte Rucker and Daejon Reynolds as four-star receiver commits, and they have commitments from four-star tight end Gage Wilcox and four-star quarterback Carlos Del Rio-Wilson.
This has the looks of a special skill-position group heading the Gainesville.
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