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Starks leaning toward Big 12 team

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Nathan Starks is arguably one of the top players in the state of Nevada's 2014 recruiting class and he proved it this past weekend at the New Level Athletics Elite 7on7 in Las Vegas.
The 5-foot-11, 200-pound running back from Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman said he doesn't have any "for sure" offers yet but that Oklahoma, Utah, Colorado, Arkansas and many others are showing interest.
The Sooners have taken an early lead in his recruitment especially because they like him at running back and he saw what kind of success former Bishop Gorman standout DeMarco Murray has enjoyed at Oklahoma and now in the NFL.
That is playing a tremendous factor in the recruitment of Starks, who was one of the top underclassmen at the 7on7 at UNLV last weekend.
"I had Oklahoma talking about running back and other schools have really said I can play wherever I want to play," Starks said. "I just have to keep working hard and seeing what happens.
"I've been looking at Oklahoma since I was little. I've always liked the way they run their offense and DeMarco Murray who came through Gorman also went there and now look where he's at in his career. I definitely like Oklahoma early on."
Starks, an instrumental piece on powerhouse Bishop Gorman's offense and defense in his sophomore season, said the Oklahoma coaching staff has expressed interest in getting him to visit. That might not happen soon but the 2014 prospect definitely wants to make it to Norman later on.
"They have told me they want me to come out and visit," Starks said. "I'll look forward to that in the future but right now I'm just staying on top of school and trying to keep my grades up."
The next stop for Starks could be the NIKE Camp this weekend at Cerritos College. He also plans other camp stops this off-season as he prepares for his junior year.
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