Pack Latest To Offer Burke

Lexington (KY) Catholic star signal-caller Justin Burke has seen his recruitment explode during the evaluation period, and NC State joined the mix this week by offering Burke a scholarship.

"Louisville, Kentucky, Michigan State, Purdue, Northwestern, Marshall, North Carolina State, Mississippi, Toledo, Memphis, Tennessee, Western Michigan have all offered Justin," Greg Burke, Justin's father, told Pack Pride. "He's put in the work to get to this point and has done really well with it. He's now seeing the fruits of his labor."

Justin Burke, is likely the top player in the state of Kentucky and a potential four-star quarterback prospect. He's had a tremendous career at Lexington Catholic High School, where he has passed for 62 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions during his first two years as a starter.

"He's had a great career and I think they'll have a strong season next year," Mr. Burke said. "The Knights return a lot of talent on offense and should be formidable."

Two of the more recent schools to offer, Tennessee and NC State, certainly caught the attention of Mr. Burke and his son.

"Tennessee and North Carolina State were probably the most eye-opening here lately," said Mr. Burke. "An offer from Tennessee speaks for itself. They have a great program.

"With North Carolina State, their quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator, coach Trestman, has a very, very impressive background. He's coached some great quarterbacks like [Rich] Gannon, [Bernie] Kosar, and Steve Young. Anytime a coach comes in with a resume like coach Trestman has and offers a scholarship, it's eye-opening."

Mr. Burke says that Justin is in no hurry to make a decision but hopes to start narrowing down his list of schools to a manageable number in the near future.

"Well, I don't think Justin feels the need to hurry and decide. We're probably going to sit down soon and narrow things down a bit so we can focus on a smaller group of schools.

"Academics are going to be a major factor. Justin has a 4.0 GPA so obviously grades are important to him and it's going to definitely factor into the mix along with the football aspect. I just think he's going to look for the best possible fit."

Burke has not set any camp plans at this time but does intend on attending camps this summer.

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