Chandler Burkett, Freshman (RS), Defensive end, #92
Collegiate Stats: N/A
High School Stats (Senior Year): 122 tackles (88 solo) with 15 for a loss, one sack, five forced fumbles, three fumbles recovered, one blocked punt and a touchdown
247sports composite Ratings: Three stars, 79th-best weak-side defensive end in the nation, 246th-best player in Florida
Who Maryland beat: FIU, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State and Troy
High School: Bozeman School
Hometown: Panama City, Fla.
High School Highlights:
How'd He Get to College Park?
Maryland was the first school to offer Chandler Burkett a scholarship, but he instead committed to Florida International. After FIU surprisingly fired Mario Cristobal, Burkett took an official visit to College Park and ended up switching his commitment to the Terps. He was also offered by South Florida and Troy, among others, and was recruited by Lyndon Johnson.
Burkett played defensive end and wide receiver in high school - an odd combination, to say the least - and was first team all-state as a senior (as a junior, he was first team all-district and all-county but second team all-state). He was also named the New Herald Bay's County Defensive Player of the Year, and helped lead Bozeman to a school-record eight wins.
Profiling the entire team
Burkett redshirted during his first season on campus, and was named scout team defensive player of the week twice.
Winning scout team defensive player of the week twice.
Roman Braglio moves inside to provide some help, leaving Burkett as Andre Monroe's primary backup at defensive end.
Burkett remains undersized for a collegiate defensive line spot, but he appeared to have performed well enough on the scout team and could see some action this season. He's listed third on the spring defensive end depth chart, behind starter Andre Monroe and reserve Roman Braglio, but may have his best chance at special teams due to his unusual speed for a defensive lineman.
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