Former Bradley Central star Burke is UTC's 18th transfer add

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd/ Bradley quarterback Javin Burke (3) scrambles for a first down. The Soddy-Daisy Trojans hosted the Bradley Central Bears in a TSSAA football game on October 24, 2019.

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football program has created an environment where area players want to return home if the opportunity arises.

Now, Javin Burke gets to join that list.

The former Bradley Central High School standout has made the decision to transfer from the University of Virginia to join the Mocs this fall, where he will make the move from defensive back to wide receiver and have four seasons of eligibility remaining. He will also be reunited with his twin brother Javon, who will also be a freshman receiver with the program. Javon redshirted last season, but did play in one game against East Tennessee State and had a long carry called back due to an offensive penalty on the play.

Javin was a three-star prospect and one of the top athletes in the area under head coach and former Moc Damon Floyd, where as a quarterback he had nearly 3,000 yards of total offense and 32 touchdowns for the Bears in 2019.