Bourbon One To Watch

Bourbon One To Watch

2015 Stevenson (Ill.) quarterback Willie Bourbon is one to keep an eye on over the next several years on the gridiron and also the baseball diamond.

Stevenson (Ill.) sophomore quarterback Willie Bourbon had a good day at the U.S. Army All-American combine in San Antonio.

"I am one of the sophomores here but it was a good day," Bourbon said. "I have always been playing against older guys, this year I started as a sophomore so I am used to it."

He added, "I think today I stacked up pretty well against everyone."

It isn't just football that Bourbon stacks up ‘pretty well.'

"I play shortstop in baseball, and I pitch a little too until the motion gets confusing with playing quarterback," Bourbon said.

Baseball is a sport that Bourbon already has an offer for.

"I have an offer from Illinois to play baseball there, and possibly Michigan," Bourbon said. "I have also talked to Purdue and multiple other schools and I am getting recruited for football as well."

Although Bourbon has gotten off to an early start with baseball recruiting, there is one school that really sticks out to him with football.

"I grew up watching Notre Dame football, so obviously interest from them would be pretty big for my family and I," Bourbon said. "I am looking for the best fit for myself and my family with education and location."

Because Bourbon is so early in the process, he isn't sure with sport he will pursue -- or both.

"Illinois has said they have had multiple guys play baseball and football," Bourbon said. "Because that is is big for me. I still have no clue what I want to do in college -- but playing both would be a dream come true."

And on the football field, Bourbon has been quite successful.

"I think I would describe myself as more of a mature player than people would think that a sophomore would be," Bourbon said. "I like to think of myself as a duel threat quarterback who keep my eyes down the field and can get out of the pocket."

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