Nation's No. 5 RB recruit Nate Starks dismissed from school
[dropcap]N[/dropcap]ate Starks, one of the nation’s top running back prospects for 2014, has been dismissed from his high school.
He was expelled from Las Vegas’ Bishop Gorman High School for violating unspecified school rules and won’t return, according to the Las Vegas Sun.
A four-star recruit by Rivals.com, the 5-foot-11, 200-pound Starks is the nation’s No. 5 running back and No. 26 prospect overall. He is considered the top prospect in the state of Nevada.
Starks gained 1,821 yards and scored 27 touchdowns as a junior. He help Gorman capture its fourth straight state title.
Before the dismissal, Starks had scholarship offers from dozens of top programs including Alabama, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and USC. He made an unofficial visit to Notre Dame earlier this spring, and planned to take trips to USC, Arizona and Oklahoma before making a decision.
It remains to be seen how the dismissal will affect Starks’ recruiting status. His plans for playing this fall are not yet known, but Nevada state rules will prevent him from playing anywhere in that state.
“The basic rule is you can’t leave one school and go to another to escape academic or citizenship issues,” Donnie Nelson, the assistant director for the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association. said.
“Anytime you transfer schools, you are presumed ineligible for 180 school days or one year.”
Photo credit: Leila Navidi / Las Vegas Sun