Hokies Land Pair Of Rising Juniors

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Virginia Tech has snagged a pair of prospects from the class of 2014.  Xavier Burke , a 6’3″, 245-pound tight end/defensive lineman out of Brunswick County High School (Lawrenceville, VA), and Javon Harrison , a 6’2″, 190-pound wide receiver/cornerback out of Kathleen High School (Lakeland, FL), verbally committed to the Hokies days after attending Tech’s July 14 camp.

Multiple outlets, including the Bright House Sports Network (article here), confirm Harrison’s commitment.  Brunswick head coach Harold L. Williams confirmed Burke’s decision to TechSideline.com this afternoon.

“He talked to Coach Stinespring today and told him Tech was where he wanted to be,” Williams said of Burke, who becomes Brunswick County’s first ACC football commitment since E.J. Wilson (UNC).  Burke commits to Tech one day after being offered by Frank Beamer and company.

“He was kind of open.  I think he was looking at William & Mary, JMU, and he had been to UVa.  [This past Saturday] was his first time at Tech.  They were always in the back of his mind.  He just hadn’t had the opportunity to visit.  He liked everything about it.”

Burke was a member of Brunswick’s junior varsity football squad as an 8th grader.  On track to be a 4-year starter on the varsity level, Burke has started for Coach Williams each of the past two years.  No question, he is a versatile asset for the Bulldogs.

“On offense, we use him as a quarterback, running back, and as a wide receiver.  He can play any of those positions,” Williams said of Burke, who is also a 3-sport athlete (football, basketball, track) at Brunswick.  “He loves tight end.  He had success last year at quarterback.  He did a good job there running the spread offense.  He plays some running back for me.  He plays wide receiver.  On defense, he plays defensive end and some outside linebacker.  He’s just a good athlete.  He’ll do whatever to help the team.”

The Tech coaches worked Burke out at tight end and defensive line this past Saturday, but as of now there is no set position they are