Burkett announced on social media that he has committed to the University of Albany Great Danes of the FCS with three years of eligibility left to play.
The 6-foot, 202-pound signal caller initially joined the Wisconsin football program as a member of the 2022 recruiting class under Paul Chryst. Burkett was an in-state product and considered a three-star quarterback coming out of Franklin High School.
Burkett was regarded as the No. 43 pro-style quarterback in the country and chose the Wisconsin Badgers over offers from Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Eastern Michigan, Miami (OH), and Northern Illinois.
During his freshman season with the Badgers, Burkett appeared in two games as a backup to Graham Mertz and completed 4-of-5 passes for 84 yards in a non-conference matchup against New Mexico State.
Pro Football Focus gave the former Gatorade State Player of the Year a 78.6 grade, which is considered high-quality by their grading metric.
After deciding to stay and compete amid a coaching staff turnover, Burkett was buried on the QB depth chart behind transfer portal additions such as Tanner Mordecai and Braedyn Locke and didn’t see the field.
Burkett will now look to rejuvenate his career with the Great Danes, who recently lost their starting quarterback, Reese Poffenbarger, to the Miami Hurricanes in the portal.