Following Donovan McMillon’s decision Saturday to pledge to the Gators, Florida’s 2021 class added another highly recruited prospect less than 48 hours later.
Marcus Burke, a 6-foot-3 wide receiver out of Trinity Christian Academy in Jacksonville, committed to Florida over offers from Auburn, Georgia and 19 other Division I programs.
Committed 🐊🐊 pic.twitter.com/ftEItGNkoQ
— Marcus burke (@CERTIFIED_MB4) July 20, 2020
Coach Dan Mullen confirmed Burke’s commitment several minutes later on his own social media account.
#ToTheSwamp #ChompDown21 pic.twitter.com/mqboO6YrU6
— Dan Mullen (@CoachDanMullen) July 20, 2020
The 180-pound pass-catcher named the Gators his leader back in March, just a day after taking an unofficial visit to Gainesville for Junior Day. Getting Burke on campus ended up being crucial considering he’s yet to visit any other campus since the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly halted in-person recruiting. He’s ranked the No. 22 wide receiver prospect in the 2021 class per 247Sports’ composite ranking and the No. 22 prospect from the state of Florida by 247Sports.
With Burke’s commitment, which is non-binding until he signs a letter of intent, the Gators hold commitments from 21 prospects in the 2021 class.