Starks, who plays safety and running back, jumped on to the map last fall as a sophomore, when he helped the Gaels to a Top 10 ranking in the FoxSportsNext/Scout.com Top 50 and a third straight state title.
This spring, Starks has been stellar on both sides of the ball, and while we've been most impressed with him at safety, running back is where his heart is.
"Running back has always been one of the main things I've always loved to do," said Starks. "I love offense and I love running back. With Shaq gone, I'm working hard every day to handle the workload."
Schools have already offered Starks, primarily as an athlete, because of his versatility.
Starks was in Southern California last weekend for the IMG/Madden 7on7 Tournament and took in unofficial visits to both USC and UCLA.
"I really liked USC and I think I fit in well there," said Starks. "I feel like they could use me and the coaches seemed to really like me. I liked the visit to UCLA a lot too and the campus is really nice and they're fixing things up there at the school."
While Starks said it's a long ways until he'll make a decision, his focus is on taking more of a leadership role for the Gaels this year, who play a strong schedule with numerous out-of-state games, and improving his own game.
"I think my best attributes are my speed, elusiveness and my strength," said Starks. "I've gotten a lot stronger since last season. I'm hoping by my senior year I'll be 215-220. But my speed, definitely my speed, is improving. I recently ran a 4.46 forty. Of course, I have things to work on, like my pass protection."