With the recent flurry of quarterbacks disappearing from the ranks of “available”, the prized four-star QBs will get more and more rare.
And more and more coveted.
Kai Locksley is one of those guys. This weekend, he announced his top 10, and Auburn and Ole Miss both made the final cut. He’s a Maryland native, and his father–former Florida Gators assistant coach Mike Locksley–is on the Terps staff after serving as New Mexico’s head coach from 2009-11. It would be natural to think his son will end up signing with Maryland, but he does have some nice options on the table. Also making the cut were Miami, Virginia Tech, Texas, Ohio State, Oregon, Florida State and Baylor. This month Kai has visited Auburn, FSU and Oregon. He has mentioned Auburn as one of his top schools among the 10, but the Tigers also are in the running for several other impressive dual-threat QBs so there’s a chance everybody is waiting patiently to see what happens at Auburn first.
Kai also held SEC offers from Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi State and Tennessee, but those schools have now been eliminated.
Locksley is rated the No. 167 overall prospect in America and the No. 7 dual-threat QB in the country and the No. 4 prospect in Maryland. He is 6-foot-3, 190 pounds and also has been seen by some evaluators as a possible wide receiver prospect.
Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the 247Sports.com composite rankings for high school prospects.