Courtesy @NickStarkel // Twitter

Courtesy @NickStarkel // Twitter

Arkansas’ quarterback room gained another transfer quarterback, filling the void left by two transferring from the program.

Former Texas A&M quarterback Nick Starkel tweeted “I am excited to announce: I will continue pursuing my dream to play football for the next two years at the UofA. To Coach Morris and his staff: Thank you for giving me this opportunity to play football and obtain my graduate degree.”

This tweet has 274 retweets and 802 likes as of 6:17 p.m.

Starkel will be a grad-transfer with two years of eligibility left. Starkel started as a redshirt-freshman before being benched for Kellen Mond. 

In his two years at Texas A&M, Starkel racked up 1,962 passing yards with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions.

Starkel joins a young quarterback squad with transfer Ben Hicks being the most experienced of the group. During spring practices, Hicks and freshman John Stephen Jones had been taking the first-team reps, while freshman Connor Noland is pitching with the baseball team.

The Hogs’ play Texas A&M in the Southwest Classic Sep. 28 in Fort Worth, Texas at AT&T Stadium.

 

Nick Bravo was sports editor for The Arkansas Traveler during the spring of 2019.

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