The Scout three-star quarterback had been committed to Cowboys for a long while and that is what made it so tough for him to make this decision. He has a strong relationship with the coaching staff.
"It was so tough," Starkel said of the call he had to make to OSU. They told me that they still want me and they are still going to recruit me and there is still a chance I could end up there, I just need to re-evaluate all of my options."
"You know Oklahoma State, they were my first offer. They were the first ones to believe in me and give me a chance to live out my dream, and that was playing division one football."
"These last couple of weeks I have been stressing out and I have been praying about it a lot, and I decided its best for me to re-evaluate my decision on where I am going to go to college, because it is not just a four or five year decision it is a 40-year decision," Starkel continued.
"I feel like when I committed I was kind of immature with my decision and I did it prematurely and I thought I needed to re-evaluate things."
Now that Starkel is back on the recruiting market he plans to take a couple of days to gauge his interests and see what options are all out there, so he can more thoroughly re-assess the situation and come up with a plan of attack for the rest of the recruiting process.
"These next couple of days I am probably just going to lay low, not do to much, and obviosuly I am going to get back out there, see some schools, open it back up," Starkel explained.
Starkel is still gathering intel for a new favorites list, but after getting his initial offer from Oklahma state Starkel added offer from schools like Texas A&M and had a strong list of programs showing interest such as Oklahoma, Cal, UCLA, Kentucky, SMU, USC and Wake Forest amongst a myried of others.
Starkel was one of the participants in the 2015 Elite 11.
As a senior, Starkel passed for 3,091 yards and 29 touchdowns.
This story was originally published Sunday, but Scout.com's Greg Powers reported Tuesday that UCLA has offered Starkel and he "is highly interested in UCLA."