Looking forward to visit

It's going to be a big recruiting weekend in Nebraska this coming weekend. It will be a mix of committed and uncommitted prospects in Lincoln this weekend, but one of the biggest is a quarterback commitment for Nebraska, Bubba Starling. Starling is looking forward to meeting some of the other recruits in town this weekend.

Bubba Starling from Gardner (Kans.) Gardner Edgerton is a 6-foot-5 and 190-pound dual-threat quarterback. Widely regarded as one of the best quarterbacks in the nation the Nebraska commitment will be in Lincoln for the second time this season for an official visit this coming weekend.

"I will be in for the Texas game and that will be my official visit," Starling said. "I was first up there in Lincoln for Western Kentucky and Western Kentucky is terrible, but I wanted to see the game and experience the atmosphere.

"On Texas weekend I want to meet some of the guys that are coming in. I think that there are three or four of us that will be there, Coach Shawn Watson said, and I just want to meet them. I also want to get back up there again because every time I am there I get goose bumps and I love it up there."

Starling has seen the Nebraska offense roll this year, and has watched Taylor Martinez burst on the scene this season, and he sees similarities in what Nebraska is doing this season and what his high school offense is doing and will be doing.

"Yeah, definitely and Taylor Martinez is a great player too in their offense. We actually put in the zone-read this past week and it's really sweet to be doing it at our high school what they are doing up there when it comes to reading the defenders. It's similar.

"With us just putting it in this week we need to work on it still a little more. I think Nebraska does a few things differently like they will read the outside backer. At our school we read the end. It's little things, but the passing off of that is just little tricky things."

Starling was already regarded as one of the best in the nation, but being named a U.S. Army All-American basically guarantees it. Starling knows that football is one of three sports that he plays and being recognized as one of the best, when many he will compete again specialize in one, makes it all the more special.

"I am excited about being named a U.S. Army All-American. It's really a great honor. Most of the other quarterbacks that will be going to this game with me don't play other sports and go to a bunch of camps all summer.

"It's cool though, but when I could be going to camps for football during the summer I am playing baseball. I think it's pretty sweet to get nominated and get to play in it because not a lot of people from around here, at least from my area, get recognized to do things like this."

Starling not only picked up a top honor in football, but also in baseball earlier this year. Starling is considered one of the best two-sport players in the nation and is a potential top, major league draft pick.

"I was also in the UnderArmour All-American game and we played that at Wrigley Field in Chicago. It was a great experience and it is very cool to be recognized as a top player in both sports nationally."

People who have seen Taylor Martinez's rushing stats have been amazed, well Starling has numbers that Martinez might envy. Starling says the passing game is coming along, but needs some work and not a lot of time is spent to develop it.

"Our season is going good. As far as rushing, I am doing really well. I think that I have 56 carries for 785 yards. We aren't really a passing team, but we need to work on it a bit more. I have had some dropped passes by our receivers, and I am not blaming them, we just need to work on it more."


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