Recruiting: Brady Burgin Stands Out

This is an interesting story because his father was the best man in my wedding. Junior-to-be quarterback (Class of 2012) Brady Burgin, of Highland Park, Texas, showed up well last weekend at the Elite 11 quarterback camp in Fort Worth.

The 6-2, 200-pound Burgin, who should be the starting quarterback for the tradition-rich Scots this fall after battling Luke Woodley last season, took home the Golden Gun Award for accuracy.

Burgin beat out the tough field when he nailed the long ball in the final round to complete one of the best sequences in years in the EA Sports Golden Gun Accuracy Challenge. Burgin's final score was 12.

Most observers at the Elite 11 in Fort Worth felt the best overall quarterback prospect in the event was Oklahoma State commitment J.W. Walsh out of Denton (Guyer), Texas and the class of 2011.

The best of the best were gathered in Fort Worth. Besides Walsh and Burgin, those attending were the likes of Austin Aune of Argyle, Texas, Russell Bellomy of Arlington (Martin), Texas, Tay Bender (2012) of Lincoln (Southwest), Neb., Neal Burcham (2012) of Greenbriar, Ark., D.J. Griffin of Arlington (Seguin), Texas, Sawyer Kollmorgen of Jenks, Okla., Connor Michelsen, Plano, Texas, Frank Arbanas of Kansas City (Rockhurst), Kan., Michael Brewer of Austin (Lake Travis), Texas, and committed to Texas Tech, and Kendal Thompson of Moore (Southmoore), Okla., who is committed to Oklahoma.

A true passer, Brady Burgin is also athletic enough to run option. In his highlight tape, one of the best plays is a five-step drop where he surveys the field and can't find a receiver. He steps up in the pocket and then scrambles to his left before spotting an open receiver down the hash. He hangs in and completes the pass for a score and then takes a straight on hit flush in the front from a defender, a very courageous completion.

Burgin's father, Jon, said his son is going to make the rounds to camps at several Division I schools this summer including the likes of Oklahoma State, SMU, TCU, several other Big 12 schools, and several SEC schools.

A bonus is that Burgin is a 3.7 GPA student.

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