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Burke working toward offers

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Payson, Ariz., three-star defensive end Bryan Burke believes his patience will be rewarded.
For some reason the 6-foot-4, 215-pounder that ranks as the No. 24 player in Arizona and the No. 49 weakside defensive end has yet to earn his first Division I scholarship offer.
On film and in person he more than looks great and has a great upside, but nobody has been willing to yet jump on board and offer him.
But he's hanging in there and understands good things come to those that wait.
"The season has started off pretty good," he said. "We are going into the third week, and we have started 2-0. We're real strong. Our defense is looking real good and kind of leads the way. I have been playing pretty good ball, but I have not received any offers yet."
It's not from a lack of interest, though. Plenty of schools are still talking with him quite a bit.
"I have been keeping in touch with three schools really - coach (Bill) Smith at Northern Arizona, the defensive line coach at Oregon State Joe Seumalo , and coach Grady Stretz, the defensive line coach at Arizona State."
Burke said he's built a good relationship with each coach, but he did point out that he really likes coach Seumalo at Oregon State.
"I really like him," Burke said. "I like the way he coaches and his techniques and stuff. Oregon State also has a beautiful campus up there."
Burke did recently attend a Northern Arizona game and he's also talking about making an unofficial visit to Wyoming or Oregon State this fall.
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