If Texas football is looking to target a potential in-state transfer quarterback, a great target could be Texas A&M Aggies sophomore Nick Starkel. The Horns gave Starkel some looks during his recruitment, but he never received an offer. The main schools pursuing him were the Aggies, Oklahoma State Cowboys, and UCLA Bruins.
While Starkel was backing up Kellen Mond with the Aggies, under a first-year head coach Jimbo Fisher, he could find himself in a more stable situation with the Horns. Herman would love to have someone with the capabilities of Starkel to evade the pocket when it breaks down, but stay composed when the line holds up.
Starkel is a very calm and patient quarterback with a reliable arm. When he got his chance to start in College Station, he made the most of it. Him and Mond went back and forth for the past two years to decide the starter under center. Mond ultimately won the job out, and he could be the starter for the next two years.
If Starkel were to make his way to the Forty Acres, he could be the potential starter if he redshirts this year and Ehlinger leaves for the NFL Draft one year early. If Buechele is truly on his way out of campus, Starkel could take that role over and have a direct path to the starting job behind the injury-prone Ehlinger.