FAU scores former UConn pledge


Three-star defensive tackle Lance Burlingame (New Bedford, Mass./Dean College) is now set for Florida Atlantic, according to multiple sources.

Burlingame was originally rated as a high two-star offensive guard for the Class of 2011 out of New Bedford (Mass.) High School.

During the 2013 recruiting cycle, Burlingame, a junior college prospect, selected UConn in July. Purdue also offered the 6-foot-4, 280-pounder.

ESPN now describes him as, "a defender with some solid, natural tools and with further development can add some quality depth to a unit or potentially be a solid starter if needed."

The Owls have 19 commitments/signings for 2013.