Barker helps lead West to win
Drew Barker
Drew Barker
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Posted Jan 4, 2014
Jeff Drummond


Kentucky commitment Drew Barker engineered two of the West team's four scoring drives on Saturday in a 28-6 win over the East in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Kentucky commitment Drew Barker engineered two of the West team's four scoring drives on Saturday in a 28-6 win over the East in the 2014 U.S. Army All-American Bowl at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.

Barker, who signed scholarship papers for early enrollment at UK in December and will join the Wildcats later this month, completed four of six passes in the all-star game for 54 yards. He completed a 16-yard pass on his first series of the game to set up a 3-yard run by Royce Freeman that gave the West a 7-0 lead. On his next drive, Barker connected on passes of 15 and 9 yards to set up a 3-yard touchdown run by game MVP Joe Mixon that made it 14-0.

The future Wildcat added a 21-yard pass later in the game, showing signs of why he was considered one of the nation's top quarterback prospects this year out of Hebron (Ky.) Conner High School.

Kentucky had another representative in the game in the form of East defensive tackle Matt Elam of John Hardin High School in Elizabethtown. The 6-foot-5, 360-pounder was credited with two tackles, including one tackle for loss early in the game.

Elam also made headlines Saturday by forgoing his orginal plan to make a college announcement during the NBC broadcast. He was expected to choose between Kentucky and Alabama, but sent out a Twitter message prior to the game that he has postponed his decision until national signing day, which falls on Feb. 5.



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