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Tue. January 26, 2010 | Keith Niebuhr

Gulf football standout Will Burbridge, one of Pasco County’s most versatile players in 2009, enjoyed last weekend’s official visit to Jacksonville and currently favors the Dolphins, his coach said.

“It went pretty well,” Gulf coach Jay Fulmer said. “He really wants to go there because they have a marine science program he likes.”

According to Fulmer, JU plans to offer Burbridge, a DE/LB, a scholarship. The only question is, how big of a scholarship will it be. That’s something the player is expected to find out Thursday.

“I think for sure it will cover his tuition,” Fulmer said. “I not sure what else, though. It’s not cheap to go there. It’s a private school.”

The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Burbridge rushed for 585 yards on 70 carries last fall and was among the area’s better defenders.

--KEITH NIEBUHR (kniebuhr@sptimes.com

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