USC recently offered ATH Javin Burke (6-0 194) of Cleveland, TN. Burke plays quarterback in high school and rushed for 664 yards and 10 touchdowns last season. He also will play safety this season. And some schools like him as a wide receiver. Monday he heard from his Gamecock recruiter and learned for which position they will recruit him.
“I’ve been talking to coach Bobby Bentley, and he watched my film and said he likes me at running back,” Burke said. “He said he liked my skill set, the way I move around. I’m quick to get to top speed and all that stuff. I like South Carolina. I liked the stadium when I went up there the first time (for the Kentucky game).
Burke also has offers from Vanderbilt, Tennessee, Virginia, Coastal Carolina, Appalachian State and Charlotte. The Gamecocks are in a good spot with him at this point.
“They are up there,” Burke said. “I really liked it when I went. They are definitely up there.” He said Vanderbilt also is strong with him at this point.
Besides USC, Burke also has visited Vanderbilt and Tennessee and he plans to visit Alabama and Appalachian State this spring. He also plans to make a return visit to USC.
Burke’s father is former Gaffney TE Ike Curry, a member of the 1996 South Carolina Shrine Bowl team. And his step-brother is teammate ATH Tray Curry, who also has a USC offer.