Weight: 188 lbs.
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
High School: Easton High School
Rating: #25 QB per ESPN
Also Offered by: Georgia Southern, Louisiana-Lafayette, New Mexico, UCF
Winter is coming for opposing defenses when Tyriek Starks is on the field. As a senior, Starks passed for more than 4,000 yards and ran for 1,000 as he led Easton to a District 9-4A Championship and a semifinals appearance. With a 4.5 40 yard dash, Starks should have the athleticism to be successful in Beaty's system.
Ryan Willis figures to be the starter but, as evidenced by the 2015 season, depth at the QB position should be a good thing. This is a good get for Kansas. Starks is an explosive player who can make a big impact. Arizona State and Arizona were both expressing interest after he verbally committed but Starks stuck with his word and signed today with Kansas.