Marcus Burke commits to the Florida Gators over Georgia

The Florida Gators picked up their second commitment in the last three days on Monday when an instate prospect picked the Gators.

Receiver Marcus Burke (6-3, 180, Jacksonville, FL. Trinity Christian) committed to Florida over Georgia on Monday.

“I am 100% committed to the University of Florida,” Burke tweeted.

Burke named the Gators his leader in March shortly after he visited Gainesville for junior day because of several reasons.

“Florida is my leader,” Burke said of his interest in Florida in March. “They’re everything I need in a school and I like everything about them.”

Receivers coach Billy Gonzales has made it clear to Burke that he’s needed in Gainesville and they’ve explained to him just how he would fit into Florida’s offense.

“He said he wants me as an outside receiver,” Burke said of the message from Gonzales. “He said he can use me in a lot of ways, pretty much saying we’re going to give you an opportunity to make plays and be a playmaker.”

Burke is the 21st commitment in the 2021 class and joins receivers Daejon Reynolds and Trevonte Rucker in the class at the position.

The receiver is also the 11th prospect in the state of Florida to join the 2021 class as Dan Mullen continues to want to take back control of the sunshine state in recruiting.

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, 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.