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Tuesday, May 27, 2014
St. John's Prep's Burt commits to Northeastern

By Brendan C. Hall

St. John's Prep senior shortstop Max Burt has verbally committed to Northeastern University for next season, he announced this morning on his Twitter account.

Burt, who hits out of the No. 2 spot in the Eagles' lineup, was named a Catholic Conference All-Star after hitting .323 and stealing 11 bases, to go along with seven RBI. According to Eagles head coach Dan Letarte, Burt has committed one error all spring. Burt was also named to ESPN Boston's All-State Team for basketball this past winter.

Villanova, William & Mary and St. Anselm also expressed varying degrees of interest in Burt. Initially, Burt planned on doing a post-graduate season at a prep school, but he will now enroll at NU for the fall.

Burt is the second Eagle in the 2014 class to commit to Northeastern for baseball, joining catcher Mike Geaslen. When he arrives at NU in the fall, he will be reunited with former Prep teammates Mike Driscoll and Dustin Hunt. He is also the fifth Eagle over the last calendar year to commit to a Division 1 program, joining Geaslen, senior lefthander Evan Roberts (Davidson), junior outfielder Keith Leavitt (Penn State) and junior infielder Jacob Yish (Boston College).