Gardner-Edgerton's Bubba Starling is entering his senior year and has already committed to Nebraska where he'll play football and baseball. Two sports at a major school like Nebraska tells you all you need to know about his athletic ability.â†µ
But coming up this summer is the MLB first-year player draft. Throwing in the mid-90s with a 1.89 ERA, it's possible he could get drafted.â†µ
The lure of first-round money, which can reach into seven figures, would be pretty hard to pass up, Starling said.â†µ
“You ask anyone that it would be tough to pass up, but the college experience and playing college football, being the quarterback at a place like Nebraska all that is pretty special, too,” he said.â†µ
College or being drafted? I'm always of the mind that you should get paid when you can. Even though the odds are incredibly unlikely, it's possible he gets injured in college and sees that money.â†µ
Or it's possible -- scratch that, likely -- that he doesn't perform as well as he thinks he will. Focusing on two sports means you're spending less time on each than most that are drafted. So if the money's there, go get it.