No. 10: West Squad
Height and Weights: 6'5", 191 pounds
Why You Should Watch:
Maybe you've heard of Bubba Starling. If not, you'll hear plenty over the next couple of months.
While the debate rages on about whether or not Starling will actually make it to Lincoln in the first place, he has remained unwavering in his commitment to Nebraska rather than a Major League Baseball career. Starling's family also seems to be heavily favoring the idea of college.
The Cornhuskers faced a similar situation with current Boston Red Sox left fielder Carl Crawford, who chose to sign with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays over a college football career with Nebraska in 1999.
Bo Pelini and Nebraska baseball head coach Mike Anderson have made it perfectly clear that Starling can play both football and baseball should he desire.
There is no doubting Bubba’s ability as a runner coming into this game. What scouts and analysts will be keeping an eye on is his passing ability. Starling has a strong arm, but hasn’t needed to rely on it due to the offense that his school runs.
We’ll see just how good his arm is this weekend.
Rivals.com commented that Starling "is one of the best pure athletes in the nation and could cause a lot of problems for the East squad, even with its group of linebackers."
NOTE: The U.S. Army All-American Bowl will be televised on Saturday, January 8. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. (EST) on NBC.
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