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Chequan Burkett, S, Montgomery (Ala.) Carver
Ht: 6-2 Wt: 210 Class: 2013
Recruiting Buzz: Committed to UCF in January, but visited Auburn the weekend before signing day and the Knights had to hope he didn¿t get an offer and flip to the Tigers. Played strong safety in high school and racked up 52 tackles, 15 assists, two interceptions and three forced fumbles as a senior. Described himself as a "smart physical player who is, you could say, a ball-hawk ¿ a playmaker." UCF will look to take his athleticism and bring it down to outside linebacker closer to the line of scrimmage, where he can also work in coverage against tight ends and slot receivers. Is a big hitter -- the first highlight on his tape he takes off the helmet of an opposing player. Great closing speed and is terrific in space. Played at times as a single high safety and showed the ability to close space and make a play on the ball. Will likely have to bulk up some at linebacker, but his lean, muscular frame has room to add on some weight. Had offers from Vanderbilt, Kentucky and Clemson.
Rankings 247 Composite:
National overall: NA; National by position: No. 102; State overall:No. 42
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