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UCLA Football Recruiting: 4* RB Nate Starks Commits to UCLA

4* RB Nate Starks flips from a previous Oklahoma commit to UCLA today.

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UCLA picks up a new 4* RB recruit in Nathan Starks, a 5'11" 200 lb back out of Cherry Creek in Englewood, Colorado (although he is a recent transfer from Bishop Gorman in Las Vegas.)  Some may point out issues with Starks during his tenure at Bishop Gorman, as he was told he would be dismissed (and he admitted to screwing up), but when he had to move due to family issues he had to fight to be reinstated to eligibility at Cherry Creek. (A very simplified explanation of the situation.)

While he may not be as highly rated as some other RBs we offered, we may wind up with a gem in Starks, as he was waiting for a UCLA offer and committed not long after Mixon picked the OU hat.  How big of a committment is this?  Even Coach Mora sent out an 8 Clap.

Also, Coach Kennedy Polamalu is paying off, as he was in charge of the recruitment of Starks.

Check out some of his video highlights here:

Welcome to Westwood, Nate.