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Profiles in Terpage: Chandler Burkett

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Our series of profiles continues with one of four linebackers moved down to the defensive line.

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Chandler Burkett, Sophomore (RS), Defensive Lineman, No. 92

Stats:

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 240 lbs.

Collegiate stats: None yet.

High school: Bozeman High School (Panama City, Florida)

High school stats (Senior Year): 122 tackles, 15 tackles for a loss, one sack, five passes defensed, five fored fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one blocked punt and one touchdown

Composite recruiting rating: Three-stars (.8058), No. 79 weak-side defensive end, No. 276 player in Florida

Who Maryland beat:Florida International, Florida Atlantic, Middle Tennessee State, Troy

High school highlights:

How'd He Get to College Park?

Named first team all-district, first team all-county and second team all-state his senior year in Florida, Burkett originally committed to Florida International in July 2012. But he visited Maryland in January and switched his committment to the Terps three days later. Maryland was by far the highest-profile team to recruit him, dwarfing programs like Middle Tennessee State and Florida Atlantic.

Burkett redshirted his freshman year and only played one game last season, making an appearance in a blowout loss to Ohio State. He was named scout team player of the week twice in his redshirt season.

Career Highlight:

Seeing the field against eventual National Champion Ohio State.

Dream Season:

Burkett becomes a go-to guy off the bench for Randy Edsall, putting his pass-rushing skills to good use on third downs along with the rest of a speedy defensive line.

2015 Prospectus:

Burkett should see some playing time as a backup to Yannik Ngakoue, Cavon Walker, Roman Braglio and Jessie Aniebonam, but he is still a little undersized at defensive end, and will have a hard time jumping many of those players on the depth chart. Burkett should see more time his junior year.

Up Next:

Our next subject is one of the team's most-prized recruits and shares a last name with a former Baltimore Ravens linebacker.

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