Forest Park RB/LB Joshua Burdsall (Twitter Photo)
recruitNoVA Fab 30: Joshua Burdsall of Forest Park HS is #8
by Andy Hilton, recruitNoVA
Our #8 athlete has already made his college commitment and he’s staying in state.
Heading into the regular season, we recognize the top 30 senior prospects in all of Northern Virginia. That’s a tall task, considering that we track the talent at 86 high school programs in the region. Coming into our countdown as the #8 senior prospect region-wide is Forest Park linebacker Joshua Burdsall.
#8 Joshua Burdsall (2019 OLB 6-1 205) – Forest Park High School
Forest Park is in the Eastern District. Not the one that holds teams from Norfolk and Portsmouth down in the Hampton Roads area, but the Eastern District that holds teams from around Woodbridge. We’re talking Freedom, Potomac, C.D. Hylton, Colgan, Woodbridge, Gar-Field and of course, Forest Park.
While teams like Freedom, Woodbridge and Hylton have been dominant, someone has to take the losses, and too often that’s been teams like Gar-Field, Forest Park and the newly opened Colgan. Joshua Burdsall’s Forest Park squad has been 4-6 in 2016 and 3-7 last year, but that doesn’t meant that the talent is gone. In fact, Burdsall leads a Bruins defense who gave up seven points a game in their three wins in 2017.
Old Dominion was among the schools that picked out Burdsall as a Division I prospect and the Monarchs landed his commitment earlier this summer. He doubles as a running back in the Forest Park offense, but he’s expected to play exclusively on the defensive side of the ball at Old Dominion.
– Andy Hilton
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