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Three Schools Stand Out for Dante Burke after Rutgers Visit

After a full day at Rutgers, Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan defensive end Dante Burke broke down why the Scarlet Knights are one of his three favorites.

Virginia Beach (Va.) Bishop Sullivan three-star defensive end Dante Burke has a top three halfway through a busy June visit schedule.

Burke visited Temple and Rutgers this weekend. Both schools join Maryland in his top schools.

“I had a great time at Rutgers,” Burke said. “I know they haven't done well recently, but they're new in the Big Ten and trying to build something. I'm thinking about maybe being a part of what they're building. They Big Ten has high-level competition against teams like Ohio State and Michigan. I like that.”


Burke toured Rutgers with his family, including an in-depth look at the football facilities and information about academic opportunities. Defensive line coach Shane Burnham and graduate assistant Collin Bauer spent the most time with the family.

“Everybody looked really excited to see me,” Burke said. “I talked to a lot of coaches, but I had only met coach Burnham before today. … We met up in the practice bubble and took a tour around the campus. It was big and spread out. It looks really good. We went to the (Hale Center) and saw meeting rooms and the player lounge. The main hallway, I really liked. I liked how it was dark but everything was lit up in scarlet. It looked really modern.”

Burke has an informal top three of Rutgers, Temple and Maryland. He visits the Terps Saturday before a break from recruiting. Burke hopes to commit to a school in December.

“I want to see a good physical therapy program,” Burke said on primary college factors. “I want to see good completion. I don't want to just go out and start right away. I want to earn my way. I want a choice about red-shirt and a chance to play by the time I'm a sophomore.”

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