Former Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel has found his new home. The grad transfer announced his commitment to Arkansas moments ago.
Starkel will be eligible immediately in Fayetteville. He has two years of eligibility remaining.
Starkel will likely be involved in an intriguing quarterback competition with SMU transfer Ben Hicks. Ty Storey, last season’s primary starter for the Razorbacks, announced his decision to transfer to Western Kentucky recently.
Over the weekend, Starkel officially visited Arkansas. He was supposed to visit Florida State at the end of the month, but it seems likely those plans will be canceled considering he committed tonight.
“I will continue pursuing my dream to play football for the next two years at the University of Arkansas,” Starkel tweeted.
The story continues in Fayetteville, Arkansas… pic.twitter.com/bO7TOXHaW6
— Nicholas Starkel (@NickStarkel) March 5, 2019
Starkel was a three-star prospect in the class of 2016. After redshirting his first year in College Station, he saw extensive action for the Aggies in 2017.
In seven appearances (five starts), Starkel threw for 1,793 yards and 14 touchdowns with only six interceptions. He also set numerous records in the team’s 55-52 loss to Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl, completing 42-of-63 passes for 499 yards and four touchdowns.
However, Starkel lost out on the starting quarterback job to Kellen Mond in 2018. He played in just four games last fall.