Spotlight 2014: LB/TE Tyler Burke

Coatesville (Pa.) linebacker Tyler Burke recently added his third FBS scholarship offer and has the interest of many schools heading into his junior season. The 2014 product spoke with about recent camps at Maryland and Rutgers and the first three schools to verbally offer him a scholarship.

Coatesville (Pa.) 2014 prospect Tyler Burke is sitting on three verbal scholarship offers with many more waiting in the wings in September when contact is increased for rising juniors.

A linebacker and tight end, Burke impressed at multiple camps during the summer and has three verbal offers because of it.

Burke was a key player in the Rutgers passing camp last month and helped lead Coatesville within a game of winning the 7-on-7 portion.

"It was great to come up there with my team," he said. "We made it to the championship game, so it was cool. I went into their facilities and stuff during a break. They were pretty nice."

Burke did not receive a verbal offer while at Rutgers camp, but feels good about his position with the school.

At 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, he projects best as a tight end or linebacker, with the ability to move to defensive end.

"They really liked me then," Burke said. "We were talking a lot. The guy I was talking to a lot, coach Norries Wilson, he liked me a lot. … He doesn't want to push anything on me, but they like me a lot. I really liked him, he's funny. He seems like a good coach."

Burke's most recent offer came from Maryland, where he impressed at camp. He also holds offers from Temple and N.C. State.

"It feels pretty good," Burke said. "I just turned 16 a couple of weeks ago, so I had two offers when I was 15. That's pretty cool. Now I have three and hopefully getting more. It feels good."

Burke camped at Maryland with his full team and has a familiarity with N.C. State which is set to welcome Coatesville quarterback Manny Stocker this season.

"The (recruiting) coach from N.C. State, Jerry Petercuskie, came up to see our quarterback and he liked what he saw from me," Burke said. "He liked from my size and athleticism and it was enough to offer me. That was it.

"[At Maryland], It was fun. Everything's great there. It's all close together. It was pretty cool."

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