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Austin Kurke on board with Navy

11/9/2012

The Navy Midshipmen have topped multiple Pac-12 schools in picking up a commitment from three-star defensive end Austin Kurke (El Segundo, Calif./El Segundo), according to multiple sources.

Arizona State, California, Utah, Air Force, Army, Hawaii and South Dakota State also extended scholarship offers to the 6-foot-4, 221-pound prospect.

ESPN describes him as, "a physical kid with some nastiness who needs to continue to grow as a player. While likely not an immediate contributor, he demonstrates the ability to develop into a productive FBS defender. We wouldn't be surprised if he gained a little more attention with a good senior year."

Kurke posted an electronically-timed 4.94 40-yard dash, 4.65 20-yard shuttle, 28.6-inch vertical and 69.99 SPARQ this spring on the Nike Combine circuit.

The Midshipmen have 12 players committed for 2013.