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After an outstanding junior season, Orange High School (Orange, VA) quarterback prospect Bradley Starks received two official Division 1A scholarship offers and is drawing serious attention from a number of other programs. The 6-3 ½, 180-pound standout, who also plays cornerback on defense, is a dual-threat signal caller who earned first-team all-state and first-team all-region honors for his performance in 2005.
Starks has been the Orange starting varsity quarterback since his freshman year.
“My freshman year I started five games and then I got hurt unfortunately,” Starks said. “My sophomore year is more of me just taking over and playing the role of quarterback and taking over the team. I think I played good this year. The improvements I think I’ve made from my sophomore year to my junior year is more about reading defenses and knowing what to expect if there is a Cover 3 or a Cover 2 and knowing where the ball needs to go to. I knew the hot route when it’s needed and when to audible. It’s just taking my time, realizing what’s in front of me and taking what the defense gives me.”
Starks took care of business as a runner and a passer in his junior season. He threw for 2,286 yards and 29 touchdowns. He rushed for 685 yards and 11 touchdowns. He’s a tremendous competitor as well, so it was no surprise that, by all accounts, he competed very well at the National Junior Combine in San Antonio in January.
“I think I did good in the competition part,” Starks said about his performance in San Antonio. He worked out at quarterback and wide receiver. “I think I did good competing against the other kids that were down there, but I think the 40 time down there – I wasn’t used to the turf grass and we were running into the wind – I think the 40 times could have been a lot better than what they were. I had fun overall down there, though. I got to experience things you don’t normally experience. I had a chance to play with a lot of talented players who love the game as much as I do.”
Starks has the size and athleticism to potentially play another position on the next level, but he wants his shot as a quarterback. Temple and West Virginia – his two official...
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