• Georgia
  • Georgia Bulldogs
    Hard Commit - 3/25/2021

Malaki Starks

  • Pos ATH
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 200

Prospect Info

  • High School Jefferson
  • Home Town Jefferson, GA
  • Class 2022

Player Rating

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0.9853

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95

Crystal Ball® Predictions

  • Georgia 100%
    6 Med
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Verified Results

  • Long Jump

    22-1.5

    Feet 03/13/21
  • 100 Meters

    10.88

    Seconds 03/20/21

Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 03/21/2021

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Southeast Recruiting Analyst

Projection

First Round

Comparison

Patrick Queen Baltimore Ravens

Owns a workable frame. Has some length in the arms. Hovering right around 200 pounds, but should be able to bulk up once working with a college strength coach, if desired. A dynamic two-way player that gets the job done as a triple-option quarterback, but projects as a box safety or off-ball linebacker at the next level. One of the best overall athletes in the class of 2022 given track and field profile. Went 10.88 in the 100-meter dash spring before senior season. Also jumped over 22 feet. Swivel hips allow him to turn and stick with players in coverage. Initial burst makes it easy for him to get across the field. Competitive in pursuit and when the ball is in the air. Not the most technically sound tackler, but attacks ball carriers and isn’t afraid to lower his shoulder pads. Must continue to add some functional strength and get better at reading and reacting to what’s in front of him, but should be viewed as a high-ceiling defensive prospect given twitch, fluidity and physicality. Could morph into a hit-and-run linebacker that doesn’t have to leave the field or carve out a role as a larger safety that can crash a gap on first down, cover a slot receiver on second down and then blitz on third down. Has the potential to eventually hear his name called early on in the NFL Draft if everything comes together.

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Athletic Background

Three-sport athlete (basketball, track and field). Qualified for the AAA state track meet in the 200-meter dash as a freshman.

2020: MaxPreps All-Georgia second-team selection on defense. Led Jefferson to a 14-1 record and appearance in the AAAA state title game. Got snaps at both QB and DB. Rushed for over 1,500 yards and 24 touchdowns while directing a triple-option attack. Made 41 tackles and two interceptions on defense.

2019: Played RB, WR, QB, and DB as a sophomore.

Skills

  • - Versatility 10
  • - Athleticism 10
  • - Speed 10
  • - Intangibles 9
  • - Explosiveness 9
  • - Ball Skills 8
  • - Change of Direction 8
  • - Size 8
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