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Nick Starkel Verbally Commits to Texas A&M

The college football season is now over, but teams, such as Texas A&M are busy recruiting. The Aggies have had quarterback issues since their former star quarterback Johnny Manziel left for the NFL.

However, Texas high school starlet Nick Starkel hopes to help silence critics and end the signal caller issues. On Thursday night, with Kevin Sumlin the head coach of the Aggies present, Starkel made a verbal commitment to attend Texas A&M and become the 20th pledge of the 2016 recruiting class.

What is more important is that Starkel filled a huge void for the recruiting class.

The high school seniors was a finalist for the Elite 11 during the summer while earning much respect from a number of coaches due to leadership, personality, adjustment ability and arm strength.

A one-time commit to Oklahoma State, Starkel chose Texas A&M over Yale and UCLA.

Starkel said the school was very good, with solid academics, a great location close to his home and is part of the SEC.

In his three seasons with the varsity, Starkel had 4,750 yards passing. During his senior year, he threw for 3,090 yards with 29 touchdowns.

Former NFL star quarterback Trent Dilfer said that Starkel reminded him of Cal quarterback Jared Goff, who has been pegged as one of the first quarterbacks to be taken in this year’s NFL draft.

Starkel is 6-foot-3 and weighs 186 pounds. He has solid presence in the pocket and strong footwork. He has great poise under pressure and very good accuracy with his intermediate as well as deep passes.

One of his biggest assets said Texas A&M coaches is his charisma. He is a strong people person who is liked and respected both on the field and off, who will become a leader on the team especially on the offensive side of the ball.

Last week, Starkel made an official visit to the campus of Texas A&M. Next season he will have some solid offensive weapons at his disposal. In addition to Starkel committing, the Aggies have Trayveon Williams from Houston who is a 4-start offensive back, who has already enrolled at the school.

Clyde Chriss from New Orleans is a top wide receiver in the high school ranks and he committed to Texas A&M last week.

These new additions might not turn the football program around for 2016, but the team will be much more competitive on the offense and a team to be reckoned with, if not in 2016, definitely in 2017.

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