Nathan Starks of Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, CO, has been selected to play in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl, joining an elite group of All-Americans. Those selected will play in the game on Saturday, January 4, 2014, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The annual East vs. West match-up will be televised live on NBC at 1:00 p.m. EST and will feature the nation’s top 90 high school football players.
“Starks is a talented athlete whose leadership and teamwork qualities have made him a standout at Cherry Creek High School,” said Mark Davis, deputy assistant Secretary of the Army for Marketing. “Only the strongest wear the Army colors, and are proud to welcome all of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl players and commend each of them on their selection.”
The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder is rated as a Scout.com four-star, the No. 8 safety prospect nationally.
Starks is considering scholarship opportunities at programs such as Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas, and USC.
"The former Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman standout was originally ranked with the running backs before moving to the safety position," Scout.com informed.
"He's one the elite two-way players in the entire nation and is a definite difference maker at the next level. He'll have to sit out a few games after a dismissal from Gorman but make no mistake, Starks is an elite athlete who has the talent to play for just about any school in the country."
In the 2013 NFL Draft, there were a total of 8 U.S. Army All-American Bowl Alumni drafted in the first round. The 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl drew a crowd of 40,133 to the Alamodome, and was the most-watched sporting event on television over the weekend, excluding the NFL playoffs.