Nick Starkel reveals list of schools that interest him
If you missed the news, Nick Starkel plans to leave Texas A&M this offseason following the emergence of Kellen Mond in College Station.
This move was to be expected given Mond’s success in his first season in Jimbo Fisher’s offense but it leaves the Aggies with some depth issues under center. A&M will currently have sophomore Connor Blumrick, redshirt freshman James Foster and true freshman Zach Calzada behind Mond when spring practice opens in College Station. That group features some promise but is obviously lacking in experience.
Starkel has yet to announce where he plans to transfer, he’s still waiting to graduate in order to take advantage of the NCAA’s graduate transfer rules, but does have a few schools on his short list. According to Travis Brown of My Aggie Nation, Starkel is considering Duke, Ohio State, SMU and Arizona.
Going to Arizona would reunite Starkel with Kevin Sumlin, who recruited him out of Liberty Christian High School in Argyle, Texas during the 2016 recruiting cycle. Ohio State has already landed a transfer in Justin Fields but the former Georgia QB has yet to find out if he will be eligible to play next season for the Buckeyes. While SMU is down a quarterback after Ben Hicks left the program to transfer to Arkansas.
In two seasons with the Aggies, Starkel threw for 1,962 yards and 15 touchdowns with six interceptions. He will have two years to play at his next school.