Burke enjoys his visit to watch the Florida Gators beat Tennessee

On Saturday, the Florida Gators had several top underclassmen prospects on campus to watch the Gators knock off Tennessee in the Swamp.

2021 receiver Marcus Burke (6-3, 170, Jacksonville, FL. Trinity Christian) was one of those on campus on Saturday and he enjoyed his visit to the Swamp.

“The visit was great,” Burke said of his visit to Florida on Saturday. “I got to experience the game in the Swamp which was crazy and I met some players and coaches in the locker room after the game.”

Burke liked how the Gators offense looked under quarterback Kyle Trask and he liked how the Gators stayed balanced on Saturday.

“The offense looked nice, the second quarterback looked nice,” he said on how the offense looked to him. “The receivers did a good job, definitely #89, 12 and 16. I like how the offense is very balanced and they can run and they can pass anytime they want. They picked apart the zone.”

While on campus, Burke had the chance to talk with two of Florida’s coaches and Mullen had a message for the receiver.

“I talked to Coach Rat [Keiwan Ratliff] and Coach [Dan] Mullen,” Burke said on the coaches he talked to on Saturday. “Coach Mullen just said what’s up, I didn’t speak to him long, he was trying to meet everyone there.”

Recruiting staff member Keiwan Ratliff explained more about the Gators latest offer to Burke that took place a few weeks ago.

“He was just telling me about the offer,” he said on his talks with Ratliff. “He said he has heard about me and told me to keep working.”

Burke picked up the offer a few weeks ago and he was surprised by the offer from the Gators.

“I was shocked, I wasn’t expecting it,” Burke said of picking up the Florida a few weeks ago. “ The offer means a lot to me, I’ve been going to Florida games before and I watch Florida almost every time they play. I love the Florida’s campus, the coaches and most definitely the fans.”

The Gators aren’t the only school hard after Burke as several other SEC schools are after the Jacksonville native.

“Georgia, Florida, Georgia Tech, FIU, Rutgers, South Carolina, Virginia Tech and Virginia,” he said on the other schools recruiting him hard. “I’m hoping to visit Georgia soon.”

Andrew Spivey
Andrew always knew he wanted to be involved with sports in some capacity. He began by coaching high school football for six years before deciding to pursue a career in journalism. While coaching, he was a part of two state semifinal teams in the state of Alabama. Given his past coaching experience, he figured covering recruiting would be a perfect fit. He began his career as an intern for Rivals.com, covering University of Florida football recruiting. After interning with Rivals for six months, he joined the Gator Country family as a recruiting analyst. Andrew enjoys spending his free time on the golf course and watching his beloved Atlanta Braves. Follow him on Twitter at @AndrewSpiveyGC.