Burke Focused on Two After Visits

Coatesville (Pa.) linebacker Tyler Burke remains focused on two schools following an unofficial Tuesday visit to Rutgers. Burke discussed the latest with both Rutgers and Maryland and mentioned a third school that could come into the mix before a decision.

Finding a program close to home remains important to Coatesville (Pa.) prospect Tyler Burke, who recently returned home from an unofficial Rutgers visit.

Burke had multiple visits to Rutgers during the recruiting process but said Tuesday's visit stood out for multiple reasons.

"I went with my mom and dad and we all really liked it a lot," Burke said. "I got to see a lot more of the campus and everything and classrooms. I actually saw them lift weights and got to see a few players. All around it was fun."

Burke spent time with multiple Rutgers players and said he related well to their personalities.

"The campus was actually pretty nice and the players remind me of me," he said. "They never wanted to go too far away from home and they can go home on the weekends if they need to and have their family come to the games. It was good."

Burke visited Rutgers for both its spring junior day and a passing camp last summer. The Scarlet Knights were also a finalist for teammate Daquan Worley, who committed to Penn State.

"I met with coach [Kyle] Flood on their junior day and we talked on the side and I went in his office," Burke said. "This time it was good. They really want me, so it's a good feeling."

Burke, focused on Maryland and Rutgers, said he likes that the Terrapins project him at multiple positions whereas Rutgers is telling him linebacker.

"They're not just recruiting me for one position," Burke said. "They don't know where I'm going to end up playing, so I think that's a good thing. I'm going to get on the field wherever I can get on fastest, wherever they need me the most. They're not recruiting me just for defense, so that's a plus."

Burke said he has a good relationship with the Maryland staff and head coach Randy Edsall.

"They didn't start great but they had a linebacker playing quarterback and they didn't do too much," Burke said. "They're getting some really good recruits, so it should turn around this year and hopefully 2014 they'll be doing bigger things in the Big Ten."

Wisconsin remains in the mix for Burke and could be a late June visit but could be too far from home.

"Wisconsin is Wisconsin, I mean they go to the Rose Bowl almost every year," Burke said. "It's just a long drive or an airplane fare. My family might go there to see how everything is, but I'm not sure yet."


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