Location: Encino (Calif.) Crespi
Weight: 240 pounds
Ranking: Ranked as a three-star and the No. 2 fullback nationally in 2016 by Scout.
Overall Analysis: While Starks and Sean McGrew are completely different types of backs, when McGrew committed to Washington, the Bruins turned their attention to Starks and he didn't waste any time. UCLA was the SoCal native's dream school and within hours of getting the offer from Polamalu and Angus McClure (whose son plays at Crespi, giving McClure a free opportunity evaluate Starks whenever the need arises), he pulled the trigger. Starks said he's turning his attention to teammate Marcus Moore, who UCLA also offered on Thursday. The pickup of Starks provides another clear indication of what kind of back Polamalu prefers. In Starks, UCLA is getting a player from a program that consistently cranks out talent, who plays in the toughest division (the Pac-5) in California, is a good student (3.5), and who didn't want to waste any time in the recruiting process. With a dearth of backs in the West, the Bruins got one that fits what they want to do. He's also the seventh commit to UCLA ranked in the Top 10 at his position nationally.