Last season, 2022 four-star defensive end Ethan Burke was the anchor of the Westlake Chaparrals state-title winning defense. To say the least, Burke had an eventful fall - starting with a sudden explosion in recruiting interest which led him to commit to Michigan before eventually flipping his pledge to Texas. However, for fans who are ardent supporters of Texas high school football, Burke's highly-anticipated recruitment should not have come as a shock as Burke became a star on Westlake's dominant defensive line.
During his senior season, Burke stood out on the football field with tremendous length, standing in at 6'7", using his long frame to disrupt quarterback's passing lanes with his active hands on the defensive front. Additionally, Burke was certainly no stranger to putting pressure on the quarterback as he seemingly always found a way to tally a sack in the season's biggest games.