In-state defender talks FIU pledge

Panama City (Fla.) Bozeman defensive end Chandler Burkett made a commitment earlier this week to an in-state school.
"I am committed to FIU," Burkett said.
Burkett chose the Golden Panthers over offers from Florida Atlantic, Maryland, and Troy, as well as a greyshirt offer from South Florida. He talked about what set his future home apart from his other options.

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"I was just comfortable with their coaching staff," Burkett said. "They really impressed me a lot.
"I liked everything about the school," Burkett added.
The 6-foot-4, 225-pound defender visited Florida International recently. That visit played an integral role in his decision to commit.
"I visited there for a camp in June," Burkett said. "The camp was real good. I just had a good vibe with all of them. I liked the way they talked to me, interacted with me, and coached me through all of the drills. I just felt good about it."
When he arrives at South Florida, Burkett will be used as an edge-rusher in the defensive scheme.
"I will play defensive end and a little hybrid linebacker," Burkett said.
Burkett says he is now done with the recruiting process.