IU football recruiting: Florida based class of 2021 safety Aubrey Burks commits to Indiana

The Florida to IU pipeline remains strong for head coach Tom Allen.

Hailing from the Sunshine State, class of 2021 safety Aubrey Burks has committed to Indiana.  He follows a long line of recent defensive backs from the state that headed to Bloomington.

The Auburndale, Florida based Burks broke the news on his Twitter page on Friday afternoon.

The 6-foot and 195 pounds Burks also played outside linebacker in high school and he projects to the husky position in IU’s 4-2-5 scheme.

In 2019 Burks recorded 63 tackles including 17 for a loss and 6 sacks for Auburndale High School.  He also forced three fumbles, recovering two, and had two interceptions.  Burks scored twice from the defensive side of the football.

Burks was named The Ledger first time All-County (Polk) as a linebacker.  He started his high school career at IMG Academy before transferring to Auburndale.

Burks is a three-star recruit.  According to the 247Sports Composite, Burks is the No. 757 player overall and the No. 56 safety nationally.  He is the first commit in IU’s 2021 class that projects to the safety or husky positions.

Burks chose Indiana over a list of primary suitors that included Louisville, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, South Florida, Mississippi State and West Virginia.  In total Burks had more than 30 offers.

The IU recruiting class of 2021 now has 10 verbal commits.  You can learn more about each member of the class here.

Below are Burks’ junior season highlights at Auburndale.

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