Tyler Burke, Freshman, Linebacker
Twitter: None we could find
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): 150 tackles, 11 sacks, three interceptions
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 53rd-best weakside defensive end in the nation, 33rd-best player in Pennsylvania
Who Maryland beat: Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Syracuse, NC State
High School: Coatesville Area
Hometown: Coatesville, Pa.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Burke was a highly successful two-way player at Coatesville Area, adding a touchdown reception to his impressive numbers noted above. He committed to the Terps back in June 2013 just hours after fellow Pennsylvanian prospect Brett Kulka did the same. His primary recruiters were John Dunn and Keith Dudzinski.
Burke helped lead his team to the playoffs his senior year, being named to the Pennsylvania Football Writers’ Class AAAA All-State Team, the Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southern Pa. Team and receiving a litany of other similar honors and titles.
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"Burke 'n Stock"
Recording 18 tackles in the state championship game as a high school junior.
Burke cements himself as a real player in Maryland's inside linebacking rotation, getting playing time at the Mo position and setting up a starting job next season.
Burke looks like the real deal at middle linebacker. He's big, he's strong, he runs to the right places and he's a great tackler. Maryland has a history of successful inside linebackers, and there's no reason to think he can't follow in their footsteps -- even as a true freshman.
Cole Farrand and L.A. Goree are both seniors this season, while Abner Logan's status is uncertain after a year-long suspension. That leaves Burke, Jalen Brooks, Jermaine Carter, Jr. and Brock Dean as the players competing for playing time behind the two starters at inside linebacker, and the latter three struggled with injuries this spring. He could see playing time sooner rather than later, and if his highlight film is any indication, he'll make you notice.
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