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February 5, 2014

National Signing Day: Virginia Tech signees and bios

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PRINCETON — Xavier Burke

TE 6' 3" 245 Brunswick Lawrenceville, Va.

RANKINGS: Ranked as the No. 33 player in the state of Virginia by The Roanoke Times … Listed as the No. 20 tight end in the country and the No. 18 prospect in Virginia by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 21 tight end in the country and the No. 20 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 59 tight end in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 10 tight end-Y in the country, the No. 49 player in his region and the No. 15 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 7/18/2012 … A Semper Fidelis All-America Game selection … Caught a touchdown pass in that game … A first-team 2A all-state selection by VirginiaPreps at defensive end … The defensive player of the year, as named by VirginiaPreps … A first-team All-Conference 37 selection at defensive end … A first-team Tri-Rivers District selection … Helped lead his team to the state title game … Finished the season with 95 tackles, including 18 for loss and 10 sacks, along with 20 quarterback hurries and four pass breakups … Recruited by Bryan Stinespring.

PERSONAL: Born Oct. 24, 1995, in Petersburg, VA … Son of Davie and Valerie Burke … Has a younger sister … Contemplated major is sports marketing

Chris Durkin

QB 6' 3" 230 Ursuline Poland, Ohio

RANKINGS: Listed as the No. 16 pro-style quarterback in the nation and the No. 20 prospect in Ohio by Rivals … Ranked as the No. 19 pro-style quarterback in the country and the No. 15 player in his state by 247Sports … Listed as the No. 271 player in the country and the No. 19 quarterback in the country by Scout … Ranked as the No. 36 pocket passing quarterback in the country, the No. 100 player in his region and the No. 42 player in the state by ESPN Recruiting Nation.

THE VITALS: Committed to the Hokies on 12/16/2013 … An Offense-Defense All-America Game selection … Threw for more than 500 yards and rushed for than 500 yards despite battling turf toe part of his senior season … Passed for 887 yards and six touchdowns and ran for 722 yards and seven scores as a junior … Recruited by Scot Loeffler.

PERSONAL: Born Feb. 15, 1995, in Youngstown, OH … Son of Chris Durkin, Sr., and Doreen Durkin … His stepmom is Rochelle Durkin … Has two younger sisters … Contemplated major is business management.

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