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OF NOTE: Signed with Virginia Tech in 2014, but spent a semester at Fork Union … Enrolled at Tech in January … Rated the No. 7 Prep School Recruit in the country by the 247Sports Composite Rankings … Listed as the No. 1 prep tight end and the No. 3 prep player in Virginia by 247Sports.

RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 33 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times as a senior … Listed as the No. 20 tight end in the country and the No. 18 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 21 tight end in the country and the No. 20 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 59 tight end in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 10 tight end-Y in the country, the No. 49 player in his region and the No. 15 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/18/2012 … A Semper Fidelis All-America Game selection … Caught a touchdown pass in that game … A first-team 2A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps at defensive end … The defensive player of the year, as named by VirginiaPreps … A first-team All-Conference 37 selection at defensive end … A first-team Tri-Rivers District selection … Helped lead his team to the state title game … Finished the season with 95 tackles, including 18 for loss and 10 sacks, along with 20 quarterback hurries and four pass breakups.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 24, 1995, in Petersburg, VA … Son of Davie and Valerie Burke … Has a younger sister … Contemplated major is sports marketing 

WHY HE CHOSE TECH: “Virginia Tech felt like home. I had a good connection with the coaches, and every time I went down there, they showed me a lot of love. I really liked Virginia Tech.”

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