2016 D’Evelyn quarterback Owen Burke put the cap on a fantastic career with a record breaking senior season. The 6-3 190 pound signal caller threw for just over 3,900 yards to go with 39 touchdowns. Most impressive, Burke hit on 73% of his passes with only 10 interceptions.
A look a Burke’s game shows a player that is very comfortable in the pocket, making reads, checking down and finding the correct receiver. Further, Burke makes quick decisions and gets the ball out of his hand. By no means a dual threat QB, Burke nonetheless has very good feet, is shifty and can, when necessary, buy time in the pocket or even run for the occasional first down.
Looking at this past season and breaking down his game Burke says, “I think I improved on slowing down the game and taking what the defense gives me. I went deeper through my progressions this season and controlled the game a lot better this year.”
Colleges have taken notice of Burke and he currently holds an offer from East Central Oklahoma and serious attention from Western State, Winona and Washburn. Burke, in the next month, plans on visiting each of these schools prior to making a decision.
Regarding college and getting ready for the next level of the game, Burke says, “I think I need to improve on my footwork and getting the ball out quicker.” Whatever his decision, the school that picks up Burke will gain a smart, seasoned QB that will work hard to improve every week.