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IU lands 3-star Florida DB Aubrey Burks

Hoosiers now have 10 players committed for 2021

Indiana’s 2020 recruiting class is now 10 players deep.

Three-star Florida defensive back Aubrey Burks announced his commitment to IU on Friday, giving the Hoosiers one of their priority targets in the current recruiting cycle. Burks chose Indiana over offers from Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pittsburgh, South Florida and West Virginia, among others. The 6-foot, 180-pound native of Auburndale, Fla. is considered the No. 56 safety nationally and the No. 102 overall recruit in his home state.

Burks plays linebacker in high school and could be a fit for the Husky position at IU. As a junior last fall, Burks posted 63 tackles, including 48 solo stops, along with 17 tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and six sacks. Burks, who briefly attended prep powerhouse IMG Academy last year, earned first team All-Polk County honors from the Lakeland Ledger for his efforts.

“The kid is like a sponge,” Auburndale coach Kyle Sasser told the Lakeland Ledger last fall. “He’s a sponge. Whatever you tell him, he just soaks it up and listens to it. He’ll do his own investigation and research to see if you’re telling him the right stuff, and when it’s solidified that ‘all right, this makes sense to me,’ he’ll go and apply it, and he looks natural. He does a lot of things really well.”