Norcross’ Eric Burdeshaw (45) runs down Colquitt’s Dijmon Wheeler (3) as teammate Zakye Barker (33) closes in during a playoff game at Norcross High School.

Norcross linebacker Zakye Barker, a rising senior, has committed to the East Carolina University football program.

The 5-foot-11, 230-pounder was an all-state selection by the Georgia Athletic Coaches Association as a junior, as well as a first-team all-county selection by the Daily Post and the Touchdown Club of Gwinnett. He also was a first-team All-Region 7-AAAAAAA pick after helping the Blue Devils to the Class AAAAAAA semifinals.

Barker, who maintains a 3.8 GPA, made 155 tackles (37 for losses) and had eight sacks last season.

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