ShowMeMizzou.com has talked about class of 2015 Lee's Summit (MO)QB prospect Drew Lock 6'4" 185 to subscribers since before he entered his freshman season, alerting them to his talent and potential, and identifying him as a top prospect in his class to watch for back then.
It appears as though his talents and potential, along with his development under Lee's Summit's Coach Thomas, has led to him receiving his first offer from a D1 college for football following his first season as a varsity starter.
"Missouri offered me today,"said Lock as he prepared for a district basketball game against Raytown tonight. "I was excited! Very Excited! I was told following school by Coach Thomas that I needed to call Coach Hill. So, I gave him a call and we talked for a little bit and then he put Coach Pinkel on the phone and he offered me. He talked about the quarterbacks that they have had there under him, and that he'd like me to come there in a couple of years and continue to have the success that those QBs have had and win some football games for them."
"They (Missouri) have talked to me for awhile and I have gone there for games and have followed them and been a fan all my life because of my Dad, but this wasn't something I was expecting yet,"said Lock.
Drew Lock is very familiar with the Missouri Tigers football program being the son of former Missouri Tigers offensive lineman Andy Lock. A longtime fan and follower of the program as a Tiger legacy, he talked about how much this offer meant to him.
"It's a huge honor! Just thinking about the guys they have had there who have played quarterback and the success they have had at Mizzou and beyond and that Coach Pinkel thinks enough of me to want me to come there and take the time himself to offer me is just such an honor. They are definitely an elite program being in the SEC and are at the top of my list so far of course. My Dad going there and my entire family being Mizzou fans is something that will definitely come into play for me. Just being a sophomore now I have time to see what happens and think about things and committing to a school, but it's definitely something to think about with Missouri,"he said.
Lock, who is averaging close to 20 points per game has long been thought of as a possible D1 prospect on the basketball court along with football. He plays shooting guard, and he spoke about the possibility of playing both sports or picking one over the other on the next level.
"I am not sure what I will do exactly. Missouri hasn't spoken to me about playing both sports. I love basketball and have played it all my life. This was my first varsity season playing football and I was a little surprised how well I did. I really enjoyed it. Obviously, getting a big time offer from Missouri in football means a lot."
Drew talked about his presence in the pocket and his feel for the game and knowing where he receivers would be, along with crediting his coaches and teammates for his success as the strengths he brings to the field in football.
We talked about what was next for him, including how he apparently is still growing.
"I will be attending Missouri's junior day this Saturday. I was also invited to the Nike Elite 11 camp and will be attending the one in Dallas coming up after my basketball season if over. After that I will continue to work on getting bigger and stronger and improving my skills. I'm 6-foot-four right now and wear a size 15 shoe. They think I will continue to to six-five or six-six and be over 200lbs., said Lock.
Drew Lock is a very talented athlete and quarterback. He has a very live, strong arm and is very accurate. He is a mobile QB and while he may not be a true dual threat, he can beat you with his legs and isn't afraid to run the ball. He is also a very good passer on the move in rollouts or when scrambling. He has very good vision and is good at keeping plays alive finishing them. He threw for 1,200 yards and 15 TDs as a sophomore.
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