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BOONE - The App State football team added another recruit on Saturday, safety D.J. Burks from Maryville, TN, according to 247Sports.com. Burks, who is 6-foot and weighs 185 pounds, is  App State’s sixth commit in the past 15 days and joins a quickly growing secondary class, which has gained three commitments during that same span.

Burks turned had a huge season for Maryville last fall. He registered 101 tackles with nine interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He was a first team Class 6A All-State selection from both the Tennessee Football Coaches Association and Tennessee Sportswriters Association. He was also a 6A Region 2 selection.

Offensively, Burks racked up 400 receiving yards and five touchdowns. 247 Sports ranks Burks as the 41st-best senior in Tennessee. Burks is App State's ninth recruit for the Class of 2022.

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