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Thursday, January 17, 2013
Sophomore ATH Locksley gains interest

By Dave Hooker

Class of 2015 athlete Kai Locksley continues to see interest in his recruitment grow.

The sophomore prospect from Baltimore Gilman has recently been contacted by Penn State and Rutgers.

"Great program and nice facilities," Locksley said of Rutgers, "and Penn State, fantastic coaches."

The 6-foot-3, 165-pound Locksley has just one scholarship offer, from Maryland. He picked that up in September. Since then he has garnered interest from several schools, including Clemson. He feels that will change once he moves back to quarterback. Locksley played receiver and defensive back in 2012.

"I'm moving back to my natural position under center this year," he said.

When asked to describe his play as a quarterback, Locksley compared himself to San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"Playmaker," Locksley said, "can use both my arm and legs when a play breaks down. Look similar to Kaepernick when he runs with the long stride."

Maryland will be tough to beat for Locksley's services. His father, Mike Locksley, is the Terrapins' offensive coordinator.