Commentary

Plenty for Locker to consider

Money, injury and competition all factor into stay-or-go decision

Originally Published: November 20, 2009
By Todd McShay | Scouts Inc.

College football's regular season is in the home stretch, which means those underclassmen whose teams are not going bowling will begin the nearly two-month period of early-entry announcements leading up to the cutoff date on Jan. 15, 2010.

The player with perhaps the toughest decision to make is Washington QB Jake Locker, and the reason it's so difficult is because a strong argument can be made in favor of both staying and going.

There's no indication right now as to which way Locker is leaning, but once the season is over -- the Huskies play their season finale Nov. 28 versus Washington State -- he will begin weighing the pros and cons. Here's a look at the key issues that must be considered: