Starkel to battle for starting job at Arkansas during fall camp

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HOOVER, Alabama (AP) -- Arkansas coach Chad Morris feels like his program is in a good spot entering his second year at the school.

He also says recruiting is a priority, even comparing recruiting to shaving at one point on Tuesday at SEC media days: "If you don't do it every day, you look like a bum."

Arkansas has an unorthodox situation at quarterback this fall after recruiting two transfer quarterbacks: SMU's Ben Hicks and Texas A&M's Nick Starkel.

Hicks played for Morris when he was the coach at SMU. Starkel was Kellen Mond's backup in College Station.

Morris said the battle for the starting job will linger into preseason camp, though he hopes it will be decided quickly "because I want our team to rally around that guy."

Arkansas finished with a 2-10 record last season, including a 0-8 mark in the conference.