The search for a quarterback in the 2015 class for the Texas Longhorns has resulted in another out-of-state offer, this time to Baltimore (Mary.) Gilman's Kai Locksley:
Texas offer #HookEm— Kai Locksley (@LOCKSnLOADED_3) April 1, 2014
It didn't take long for Rockwall-Heath safety/outside linebacker DeShon Elliott to offer his thoughts on Locksley's ideal course of action:
@LOCKSnLOADED_3 come join the SQUAD— DeShon. (@DeShonElliott_4) April 1, 2014
The son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, the 6'3, 188-pounder is a consensus four-star prospect ranked as the No. 8 dual-threat quarterback in the country, the No. 5 player in Maryland, and the No. 233 recruit nationally by the 247Sport sComposite rankings. In the 247Sports rankings, however, Locksley is the No. 120 player overall.
With offers from more than 20 schools now, Locksley is a highly-coveted national recruit. Alabama, Auburn, Florida State, Georgia, Louisville, Maryland, Miami, Michigan State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wisconsin have all entered the fray.
Unfortunately, it does not appear that the current Texas coaching staff extended the Louisville offer, as Locksley's 247Sports timeline indicates that offer came in the middle of February, a fact that doesn't necessarily mean that assistant head coach for offense/quarterbacks coach Shawn Watson lacks a prior relationship with Locksley, but does significantly reduce the odds.
At this point, the biggest surprise may be that Locksley hasn't yet committed to play for his father, which is the universal expectation -- all 22 of the predictions in the 247Sports Crystal Ball for Locksley have him ending up a Terrapin.
However, he's clearly open to other schools, as he's taken recent visits to UCLA, Miami, and Virginia Tech, and has a trip planned out to Oregon in the near future. And the money to travel isn't an issue, so if Locksley wants to visit Texas, he'll have that opportunity.
In an interview with SB Nation's Testudo Times, the dual-threat passer said that he's planning on narrowing his list in May or June, with a decision planned before his senior season, leaving the Horns without a great deal of time to get him on campus.
Texas probably has a chance with New Mexico quarterback Zach Gentry, who was offered last week, but the odds don't look as good with Locksley based merely on the his scheduled timetable. Throw in the fact that he has a chance to play for his father and already has relationships with many of the current players and things look even more grim for any school other than Maryland.