In news that should surprise no one, Texas A&M Aggies redshirt sophomore quarterback Nick Starkel announced on Tuesday night that he will transfer from Texas A&M following his graduation at the end of this semester.
This move was expected to be coming after a 2018 season in which Starkel saw no meaningful snaps despite what seemed to be a tight quarterback battle with true sophomore Kellen Mond dating back to fall and spring camp.
Starkel initially committed to Texas A&M under Kevin Sumlin in January 2016, just a few weeks after the shocking transfers of both Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray. He redshirted in 2016 with Trevor Knight at the helm for the Aggies, then won the starting job headed into the 2017 season. But Starkel’s A&M career suffered a setback as soon as it started, going down with an injury in the team’s first game against UCLA that would cause him to miss six games. He would eventually regain the starting job, including throwing for 499 yards and four touchdowns in A&M’s 55-52 loss to Wake Forest in the Belk Bowl.
He is expected to graduate from Texas A&M at the end of the spring semester and will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Thanks for your time in Aggieland, Nick, and good luck chasing your dreams.