Lincoln, NE - With the departure of Cody Green, Bubba Starling's decision to play baseball, and the move from quarterback to wide receiver for freshman Jamal Turner, the Nebraska Cornhuskers are short at the quarterback position. In fact, they only have two scholarship players at the position.
With Texas quarterback product Tommy Armstrong already committed in the 2012 class, Nebraska recruiting coordinator John Papuchis was asked on Wednesday night if taking two quarterbacks in the the class was being discussed, despite a low number of scholarships being available.
"It's certainly a possibility. We are probably the only Division 1 team in the country that has just two scholarship quarterbacks," said Papuchis. "I would think that we are going to beef that area up, but we are not going to just take guys to take guys. They are going to be able to have to do what we do."
Armstrong appears to fit the Huskers' mold – he's deadly accurate and can throw down field. As a runner, he's not as fast as Taylor Martinez, but has the ability to take off. Defenses will have to worry about him.
Another possible 2012 prospect to watch could be Devin Fuller. The high school senior is visiting Nebraska this weekend and is a 4-star quarterback on the Scout.com network. It's believed Nebraska is looking at Fuller more as an athlete, but it's clear he has the abilities to play the signal-caller position at the next level.
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