The University of Virginia football program received class of 2021 commitment no. 15 on Wednesday (June 17), when Bradley Central (Cleveland, TN) athlete Javin Burke announced his college choice. Burke, a 6’1”, 200-pound rising senior, chose the Hoos over scholarship offers from Army, Baylor, Indiana, Kansas, Middle Tennessee State, Mississippi State, Navy, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt.
“First I wanna thank my parents and my entire family for helping me through this recruiting process,” Burke wrote in the tweet below. “My coaches, teammates, and the entire teaching staff at Bradley Central High School. After a lot of thinking and talking, I am committing to the University of Virginia #GOWAHOOS”
— Javin Burke (@JavinBurke) June 17, 2020
Alongside his twin brother, Javon, Javin Burke helped Bradley Central to a 7-4 record in 2019. As the Bears’ starting quarterback, Javin totaled almost 2,900 yards of offense – 2,152 yards passing and 738 yards rushing – and racked up 32 touchdowns. He is likely to play elsewhere at Virginia, but his combination of speed and athletic ability translates well to multiple positions, including wide receiver, defensive back, and perhaps running back.
247Sports ranks Burke as a 3-star prospect, the no. 50 “athlete” prospect in the nation, and the no. 19 overall prospect in Tennessee in the class of 2021. Rivals ranks him as a 3-star as well.
“Javin is just so explosive. Coaches at the next level love how quickly he gets to full speed and his ability to change direction without missing a step.” – Bradley Central coach Damon Floyd told the Chattanooga Times Free Press in this article.
The Chattanooga Times has also reported that Burke plans to graduate in December and enroll in college in January, plans we will be sure to confirm with him. The Tennessee star becomes the 15th rising senior prospect to commit to the Cavaliers.
Virginia Football’s Class Of 2021
Virginia boasts 15 commitments in total in 2021. Four – Burke, Malachi Fields, Jacob Rodriguez and Jay Woolfolk – play quarterback for their respective schools. Only Rodriguez and Woolfolk were recruited definitively as quarterbacks, while Burke and Fields fall into the “athlete” category.
Though Tennessee hasn’t produced a large quantity of UVA recruits, the Hoos have landed one prospect from the state in each of Bronco Mendenhall’s first five full recruiting classes. Wide receiver Demick Starling signed with Virginia in last year’s class.
– Javin Burke, Athlete, Bradley Central (Cleveland, TN)
– Jesiah Davis, Wide Receiver, Providence Day (Charlotte, N.C.)
– Malachi Fields, Athlete, Monticello (Charlottesville, VA)
– Amaad Foston, Running Back, John Milledge Academy (Milledgeville, GA)
– Ty Furnish, Offensive Lineman, Blessed Trinity Catholic (Roswell, GA)
– Micah Gaffney, Cornerback, Spanish Fort (AL)
– Michael Green, Linebacker, Lafayette (Williamsburg, VA)
– Hugh Laughlin, Defensive Lineman, Athens Academy (Athens, GA)
– Langston Long, Safety/Linebacker, Christ School (Arden, N.C.)
– Josh McCarron, Outside Linebacker, Archbishop Murphy (Everett, WA)
– Jacob Rodriguez, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Rider (Wichita Falls, TX)
– Aidan Ryan, Defensive Back, James Monroe (Fredericksburg, VA)
– William Simpkins III, Cornerback, Quince Orchard (Gaithersburg, MD)
– West Weeks, Linebacker, Oconee County (Watkinsville, GA)
– Jay Woolfolk, Dual-Threat Quarterback, Benedictine (Richmond, VA)