Report: Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel interested in transfer to Ohio State
Ohio State has already landed one big-time quarterback from the transfer market and it could potentially pick up another key commitment at the position in the coming days and months.
Recently, Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel announced that he was leaving the program and would be pursuing opportunities at other schools. According to a report from Travis Brown of My Aggie Nation, the gunslinger has mentioned Ohio State as a potential landing spot.
Duke, SMU and Arizona are all in the mix, as well.
Texas A&M QB Nick Starkel will hit the transfer portal any minute now & will not participate in spring practice, he said. Will complete 120 hours before July & should be on new campus July 1. Said he's looking at Duke, Ohio State, SMU & Arizona (former HC Kevin Sumlin).
— 𝕋𝕣𝕒𝕧𝕚𝕤 𝕃. 𝔹𝕣𝕠𝕨𝕟 (@Travis_L_Brown) January 23, 2019
Starkel would be immediately eligible for the 2019 season as a graduate transfer. He will have two years of eligibility remaining.
While Ohio State doesn’t seem like a likely choice for Starkel with Justin Fields already on campus, the Buckeyes do lack depth at the position, and he’d likely be No. 2 on the depth chart once he arrives in Columbus. OSU is also awaiting word from the NCAA and whether or not Fields will be eligible to participate in the 2019 season.
Starkel has played in 12 career games at Texas A&M over the last two years. He’s thrown for 1,962 yards and 15 touchdowns in that time. But with the rise of Kellen Mond, it’s unlikely that Starkel would be in the mix for the starting job in College Station.
Ohio State doesn’t seem like the best fit if Starkel wants immediate playing time, but perhaps Day can convince the former Aggie to come Columbus and add depth to the position.