PSU keeping eye on 2014 LB Burke 

December, 17, 2012
HERSHEY, Pa. -- Tyler Burke stood near the sideline, watching his breath and waiting for his Coatesville, Pa., team to hear its cue to run on the field one last time this season, in the state title game.

Before the muffled PA announcer mentioned the 2014 linebacker or the Red Raiders, a familiar face caught Burke's eye in the corner of the end zone. He looked for a moment or two at the tall man standing in a blue coat -- a Penn State coat -- and realized it was linebackers coach Ron Vanderlinden.

The 6-foot-4, 240-pound junior wasn't surprised.