Burke Reflects On Junior Combine

Brunswick (Lawrenceville, VA) standout Xavier Burke took time out from playing varsity basketball to travel to San Antonio last week for the U.S. Army All-American Junior Football Combine.  Burke, a junior who has verbally committed to Virginia Tech’s football program, reflected on his experience and performance last week.

“I arrived on Thursday morning and the combine was on Friday,” Burke said.  “Everything was great and organized.  The [2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl] on Saturday was real exciting.

“When I arrived on Thursday, they had the bench press.  I chose not to do it because I didn’t think I was ready.  I measured in at 6’2 1/2″, 242 pounds.  The combine, it was good.  My vertical was 32 inches and my 20-yard shuttle was 4.5 seconds.  My 40 was 4.8 seconds.”

Burke says he is “pretty pleased” with his performance in the testing area.