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Dec. 9, 2013

TULSA, Okla. - Greenwood (Ark.) High School quarterback Jabe Burgess has signed a financial aid agreement and has been admitted to The University of Tulsa. Burgess will attend classes when the spring semester begins in January 2014 and will also be eligible to participate in spring drills with the Hurricane.

Burgess (6-3, 200) led his Greenwood High School team a 12-1 record as a senior. His Bulldogs team fell 37-34 two weeks ago in the Arkansas state playoffs against Pine Bluff, ending a 50-game winning streak for Greenwood.

A two-year starter, Burgess completed 72-percent of his passes for 5,238 yards and 47 touchdowns, while leading his Greenwood High School team to a two-year mark of 26-1. Burgess has a three-star rating and is ranked as the 22nd top pro-style quarterback in the nation according to Rivals.com.

In his senior season, Burgess completed 152-of-221 passes for 2,110 yards and 21 touchdowns with only eight interceptions. He will be honored as the Class 7A-6A Conference Offensive Player of the Year, while earning all-state and all-conference accolades. Burgess was a preseason first-team selection to the 2013 ArkansasVarsity.com all-senior teams and was the fourth-rated prospect in the state of Arkansas by Rivals.com.

"Jabe has all the tools to be an excellent collegiate quarterback. He has shown to have really good accuracy, makes good decisions and has come up huge with clutch performances in his prep career," said Tulsa Head Coach Bill Blankenship.

As a junior, Burgess completed 74-percent of his passes, completing 219-of-296 throws for 3,128 yards and 36 touchdowns with only five interceptions, while leading his team to a state championship and a perfect 15-0 record.

"Jabe is great in the clutch and he's obviously a winner," said Greenwood High School Coach Rick Jones. "He has a good arm and is a good decision-maker from the quarterback position. He's been great in the clutch for us. In three of the last four games Jabe has led us on long scoring drives late in the game."

 

 

He chose Tulsa over offers from Illinois and Louisiana Tech.