Burke Ready to Announce

Lexington (KY) Catholic quarterback Justin Burke has apparently reached a decision and the standout will announce his decision at a press conference at his high school this Friday.

Lexington (KY) Catholic star quarterback Justin Burke has apparently reached a decision and the gunslinger will announce his decision at a press conference at his high school this Friday.

Burke, rated the No. 6 quarterback in the country by Scout.com, is currently at team camp but will announce his choice at media day on Friday his father, John Burke, confirmed.

"The plan is to have a press conference on Friday when he gets back from camp," Mr. Burke said.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound field general passed for over 2,600 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior with only four interceptions.

Three of those INTs came in the first half of the 2004 season opener, but Burke rebounded in the second half to lead Catholic to a come-from-behind 43-42 victory over Boyle County. He finished the contest with 13-of-31 passing for 284 yards and two touchdowns. Additionally, he ran the ball 11 times for 93 yards and three TDs.

Burke possesses a strong accurate arm that can stretch a secondary as well as 4.70 speed in the 40 to avoid a rush. During two seasons as a starter he completed 312-of-509 passes (61 percent) for 4,900 yards and 58 touchdowns with 11 picks. He gained 419 yards on the ground and scored seven touchdowns as a junior to earn all-state honors.

Burke has garnered offers from Kentucky, NC State, Louisville, Northwestern, Purdue, and Tennessee among others, and he is now ready to annouce his decision.


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