Malaki Starks

  • Pos S
  • Height 6-1
  • Weight 200

Prospect Info

  • High School Jefferson
  • City Jefferson, GA
  • Exp 2022 - ...

Georgia Bulldogs

  • Jersey #24
  • Class JR

As a Prospect

  • Class 2022
  • Committed 3/25/2021
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H.S. Scouting Report

2 evaluations

Evaluated 03/21/2021

Andrew Ivins
Andrew Ivins Director of Scouting


First Round

Reminds Us Of

Patrick Queen Pittsburgh Steelers

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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H.S. Athletic Background

Three-sport athlete (basketball, track and field).
Won the Georgia AAAA state long jump title as a junior (23-7) in May 2021. Posted a personal record of 24-9 the previous week. Finished fourth in the 200 meters (21.98) a week after posting his PR of 21.67. Placed fifth in the 100 meters (11.15) and recorded a PR of 10.55 the previous week. Ran the third leg of Jefferson's Georgia AAAA fourth-place 4x100 relay.
Qualified for the Georgia 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.


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