Texas A&M Football won’t sweat losing 4-star QB to Arizona

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Kellen Mond & Nick Starkel

Fisher already has two young quarterbacks competing for the current starting quarterback position, and whoever wins it will likely have it for at least two years.

Nick Starkel wasn’t a highly touted recruit, but the 3-star pro-style quarterback proved he has what it takes to play at the collegiate level in his few starts. The redshirt sophomore was lights out at the end of last season and in the spring game. There is still room for improvement, which is why neither has been named the starter, but you have to like what you’ve seen so far.

Mond is a blue-chipper who brings explosiveness and a huge arm to the table. The only problem is he still has a long way to go in terms of his accuracy. He has to show he can consistently make plays with his arm more than just his legs. Fisher has had several mobile quarterbacks as a head coach and assistant coach, but they were never asked to run unless as a last resort.

Regardless of who ends up winning the job, they are both sophomores. Fisher will have his guy for this season and next season. Neither player has been in the NFL conversation much, so it’s possible they stick around for three seasons. There is a good chance the loser of this competition transfers, but that’s OK. The Aggies are still set up to handle that.