DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) - Kansas prep quarterback Bubba Starling is a true dual threat.
Starling threw for 1,433 yards and 18 touchdowns as a junior last season and ran for 1,381 yards and 19 TDs on just 124 carries. Numbers like that _ and 40-yard dash time of 4.36 according to Gardner-Edgerton coach Marvin Diener _ drew the interest of schools such as Notre Dame and Alabama before Starling settled on the Huskers.
“He has just dynamic physical skills,” Diener said. “He’s big-time fast.”
Starling broke into the Blazers’ starting lineup as a sophomore, and last season he led his team to a 12-1 record and the Class 5A title game.
Starling has earned a special place in the eyes of his community, no matter what sport he ultimately chooses to focus on.
“He’s a very down-to-earth kid,” Diener said. “His best asset is, his peers like him, and he’s very easy to cheer for. He’s no question a small-town hero here. Our young kids, they want to be wearing No. 16.”
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