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Families are no stranger to West Virginia University Athletics. Fans have to look no further than the recent stint by the Stills brothers (Dante and Darius) to find an example of a long lineage competing for the Mountaineers.
Yesterday, the Mountaineers landed yet another player with family connections to the Gold and Blue – just in a different way this time.
According to Shelby Dermer of Cincinnati.com, Anderson High School (Ohio) tight end and linebacker Chandler Starks committed to play for the Mountaineers.
.@_AHS_Football Chandler Starks commits to West Virginia University
— Shelby Dermer (@EnquirerShelby) January 16, 2023
Starks, who is a preferred-walk-on, is the son of former Cincinnati Bearcat Keith Starks. Keith, who was a basketball player, played under WVU Head Men’s Basketball Coach Bob Huggins at Cincinnati from 1989 to 1991.
While there is no connection to the university itself, there’s no doubt that Huggins connection to both the family and WVU had a lot to do with the Mountaineers landing Starks.
Starks is a 2023 prospect.