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Elite QB Kai Locksley still planning visit to Texas

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It looks like Locksley will still have a spot in the 2015 class if he wants it.

Kai Locksley competing at Elite 11
Kai Locksley competing at Elite 11
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The Texas Longhorns already have a 2015 quarterback committed, but have continued to pursue Baltiomore (Mary.) Gilman's Kai Locksley, one of the top dual-threat passers in the country.

After making the top six for Locksley following the pledge of Albuquerque (N.M.) Eldorado's Zach Gentry back in May, there were serious questions about whether Texas would continue to pursue the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley.

Consider those questions answered in the affirmative with the news that Locksley is planning on taking his first visit to Austin at some point in July.

The 6'3, 188-pounder is the No. 19 athlete in the country, the No. 4 player in the state of Maryland, and the No. 227 player nationally.

With offers from more than 20 schools, Locksley narrowed his list to Auburn, Florida State, Maryland, Oregon, Virginia Tech, and Texas in early June and plans on announcing his decision at halftime of his season opener this fall, which ESPN will televise.

His father has apparently removed himself from his son's recruitment and there seems to be serious interest on the part of the younger Locksley in Florida State, a school that he has visited twice since April and has been trending heavily in the 247Sports Crystal Ball predictions.

As per the usual in recruitments like this, the first visit is really on the first step -- it's highly unlikely that Locksley would choose to join the 2015 class without another trip to Austin in the fall, which would probably be an official visit.

From a talent standpoint, the classification of Locksley as an athlete is an odd one, which apparently comes from the 247Sports rankings, as ESPN, Rivals, and Scout all have him as a dual-threat quarterback.

With strong command of the Gilman offense and good ball-handling ability on fakes, Locksley is on the refined side for a high school quarterback with his running ability. Though his accuracy needs work, he has more than enough arm strength and is able to show touch when necessary on throws between levels of the defense. With only one year of varsity experience, he's a bit behind in his development in terms of game reps and can be inconsistent with his footwork, but his delivery with his upper body is in good shape.

However, if he doesn't end up working out at the quarterback position, he should be able to contribute at wide receiver with his 4.60 speed and a frame that should eventually hold around 210 pounds once he gets to college -- his time spent on the baseball diamond has no doubt limited his off seasons in the weight room and he may end up playing that sport in college early in his career.

An even better potential complement for Gentry in the 2015 class than Houston Lamar athlete JW Ketchum, adding Locksley would give Texas its best multi-quarterback class since the advent of modern recruiting rankings in 2002.