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Syracuse plucks Fork Union OL

12/22/2012

Offensive tackle Jonathan Burton (Spotsylvania, Va./Fork Union) pledged Friday to continue his career with the Orange, according to the Post-Standard. He plans to enroll in January.

The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Burton attended Courtland High School (Spotsylvania, Va.) prior to arriving at Fork Union.

"He's raw, but he's a hidden gem. He has the skill set to be very good," Fork Union assistant coach John Power told the Post-Standard.

According to Scout.com, Burton also received scholarship offers from some smaller schools including Campbell, Eastern Kentucky and Northern Michigan.

He is commitment No. 15 for the Orange.