Malaki Starks, a 5-star recruit out of Georgia, announces college decision
Malaki Starks, a 5-star athlete out of Jefferson, Georgia, who plays quarterback and defensive back in high school, has announced his college pick after he was recruited heavily and listed finalists of SEC and ACC heavyweights.
Starks said he has committed to play at Georgia after naming Alabama and Clemson as finalists.
The 6-foot-1, 196-pound junior is ranked as the nation’s No. 29 overall prospect, No. 4 athlete, and No. 4 overall recruit in Georgia by the industry-generated 247Sports Composite.
Charles Power of 247Sports wrote of Starks, “While he is a true “athlete” at this point, he may best project at linebacker longterm given his athleticism, size and versatile skill set. Looks like one of the top underclassmen in Georgia at this point. Projects as a multi-year starter at the Power Five level with the upside to develop into an early round NFL Draft pick.”
Starks has weighed in on the position discussion.
“I love both sides of the ball,” Starks said earlier this month, per 247Sports. “For me, since I love both sides of the ball, it’s kind of hard for me to pick. But I think I’m just going to have to ride the wave for now and just see how everything plays out. Let’s say I go to college for defense and it doesn’t work out. With my ability to do so many things, I feel like, on offense, it wouldn’t be a hard change for me.”
Here are his highlights from Hudl: