Quarterback Justin Burke may be the signal-caller of the future at NC State, and this weekend he was in Raleigh for an official visit.
The 6-2, 195-pound quarterback from Lexington Catholic High School in Lexington, Kentucky finished his senior campaign with astounding numbers. He passed for 62 touchdowns against only six interceptions in leading his squad to a state championship victory.
"I had a great time down at NC State this weekend," said Burke. "We were there Saturday and Sunday and it was just a good experience. We got the campus tour and then I had a chance to go to their basketball game.
"I got to meet some of the wide receiver recruits, and then later on I went out with Jay Davis. On Saturday night I got to go to the team banquet. It was low-key later on. I had the opportunity to just hang out with the guys and play some Halo."
Before committing to NC State, Burke received scholarship offers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisville, Purdue, Michigan State, Northwestern and others.
"I found out pretty quickly that NC State was the right place for me," said Burke. "I've always felt comfortable there, with the environment and with the people. I'm really looking forward to spending the next four or five years of my life there."
Lexington Catholic was 14-1 on the season. Burke is considered by many to be the top quarterback recruit from the state of Kentucky.
Coach's Comment: "I don't think there's any offense out there in America that he couldn't run successfully. There are a few that would be more to his expertise than others though." -- Lexington Catholic Head Coach Bob Sphire
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