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Despite Getting Burned, Nebraska’s Dual-Sport Recruiting Efforts Won’t Stop

Published by on June 24, 2014

Darin Erstad knows what Bubba Starling and Monte Harrison went through. He's been there. That doesn't mean he could make their decisions for them, though.

For the second time in four years, the Nebraska Huskers missed out on a touted recruit. Harrison decided to play pro baseball instead of playing two sports at Nebraska, much like Starling did in 2011.

Two-sport student-athletes are rare, and the time and physical demand are the major reasons. But they're not the only reasons. It’s also because of Major League Baseball.

Universities are faced with the challenge of competing against the promise of millions of dollars from MLB teams when trying to recruit athletes, whether or not they play multiple sports. Two of the more notable and recent cases involving two-sport athletes for Nebraska are Starling and Harrison.

Nebraska coach Bo Pelini recruited Starling as a quarterback, while Harrison was scouted at wide receiver. Both...

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