Burgin Shows Off In Spring Game

One quarterback prospect that I've been high on since last season is Highland Park standout Brady Burgin. The 6-3, 200-pound Burgin had one of the highest completion percentages in Texas last season for a quarterback that threw a substantial number of attempts.

He showed that complettion percentage again Tuesday night in the Scots Blue-Gold scrimmage as he completed 16-of-20 passing for 221 yards with three touchdowns and an interception on a play where the ball was taken out of the receivers hands by the safety.

Burgin, who shared time with a senior last season despite better stats, and some of his teammates were the focus of college coaches on hand for the scrimmage.

Tulsa offensive coordinator Greg Peterson was there along with Arizona State offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Noel Mazzone. SMU, Duke, Baylor, and Colorado were among the other schools there. LSU offensive coordinator Steve Kragthorpe has also been in to watch Burgin throw this spring. Burgin has become a regular caller to all three of those offensive coaches as they have struck up relationships.

Back to the scrimmage, Burgin led his offense down the field in six plays going 70 yards with a 17-yard touchdown to receiver Dalton stogner for the points. After the second team took a series, Burgin again led the offense 70 yards in 11 plays with Burgin connected with running back Preston Miller for a 22-yard touchdown.

"We scored on almost every drive we had it," Burgin said to The Dallas Morning News' Keith Whitmire after the scrimmage. "With all the experience coming back and with us playing together so long, I think we're going to have a really good, high-scoring offense. I thought we got a lot accomplished this spring and I feel really good about what our offense is ready to do next season."

Burgin led one more scoring drive that also ended with a scoring connection to Stogner, a key receiver and another Division I prospect for Highland Park.

"He's the possession guy," explained Burgin to The Dallas Morning News. "If you throw it up, you know he's probably coming down with it. He runs good routes and catches everything that's thrown to him. Like tonight, I don't think he had a dropped ball."

Burgin is now mapping out a schedule of camps that he will attend to continue through the recruiting process. A year ago, as a sophomore, he won the Golden Gun Accuracy Award at the Elite 11 Camp in Fort Worth, a camp he also attended this spring.

There will be 7-on-7 work this summer and summer workouts. The experienced and high-powered Scots will open the 2011 season at SMU against Everman at 4:30 p.m. on August 27.

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