Dream Scouting Network President & Director of Scouting, Shannon Riley, broke down AJ's film. Here are a few takeaways:
AJ Burnett is a superb 2021 Quarterback prospect who attends Bishop Grimes High School in Syracuse, New York. He has a high football IQ and can make all the throws. AJ has big play ability as a dual threat quarterback. He is a 2 year varsity starter who is a 2 time player of the week in 2018 and 2019. He is also an All CNY performer. For his career he has over 3,000 yards passing. This season he averaged 280 yards a game, leading all 8 man football quarterbacks.
AJ is an excellent athlete with a 6'2" athletic frame. He has solid mechanics, footwork and moves around well in the pocket. He has good arm strength, and a very quick release. He can make all the throws necessary to be a successful collegiate quarterback. He is comfortable under center or in shotgun sets. He has the speed and running ability to go the distance.
He projects as the type of an athlete that many programs are looking for to run today's wide open spread offenses. AJ is also a standout basketball player. He plays small forward and is looking to lead his team to a championship in 2020/2021.