Biography: Former Three-year starter who sat on the sidelines last season after tearing a labral in his shoulder during August camp. All-Conference selection as a junior in 2008 after posting 272/1333/16. Sophomore totals included 1103 rushing yards.
Positives: Strong, smooth ball-carrier best on the inside. Patient, follows blocks everywhere on the field and quickly finds the running lanes. Grinds it out on the inside, does not go down with the fight and falls forward when tackled. Displays the ability cutback in a small area and possesses solid footwork for a bigger running back. Effectively picks up blocking assignments and a solid receiver out of the backfield.
Negatives: Really cannot create yardage and struggles to make something out of nothing. Marginal quickness and speed in his game. Does not possess the skills to turn the corner. Coming off a serious injury.
Analysis: Starks is a well sized power back who plays bigger than his listed size and shows a good head for the position. A shoulder injury from last August will send up red flags yet if healthy Starks possesses the necessary tools to make it as a third ball-carrier.
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