Burgin Shows Speed, Agility At Nike NFTC

Brooks Burgin, who jumped on the scene last fall in leading Highland Park into the Texas Class 4A playoffs by passing for 3,497 yards and rushing for another 707 yards with a combined total of 50 touchdowns, showed his physical skills match up with the designation of being a dual threat quarterback.

His forty time at NFTC held at Desoto High School was a 4.71, which was one of the better times turned in by the close to 50 quarterbacks competing at the prestigious combine staged by Nike Football and Studentsports.com. His pro agility was even more impressive as he finished in 4.09 seconds.

Burgin earned the Offensive MVP honors in District 10-4A and the Dallas Morning News named him the Metroplex Newcomer of the Year.

He knew many of the quarterbacks in attendance including the well deserved quarterback MVP Kyler Murray of Allen.

"I felt like I was competing well with the top quarterbacks as far as how I threw the ball," Burgin said. "Kyler was throwing really well and he was great with his accuracy. I did all right. I know I could have done better, but with the time between reps it is hard to get into a groove in competitions like that.

"I thought I did well, but I look forward to the Elite 11. We'll have spring football at Highland Park around that time. I need to be at my best with my team. It all comes together at a good time."

Burgin measured 6-1, 190 pounds. He's been measured in the past at 6-1 and three-quarters. His vertical jump was not as strong as he would have liked, but he did throw the power ball 30 feet in the SPARQ testing.

As for his recruiting, Burgin has received interest but is still waiting for his first Division I offer.

"I know North Texas, Tulsa, UTSA, Rice, OU, Northwestern, and OSU have all said they are coming by this spring," Burgin added. "OU, OSU, Texas, Texas A&M, and SMU are all schools that I would be really excited about, but I'm looking forward to what comes up in the recruiting process."


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