Four Star Louisiana DE Feeling Nebraska's Vibes

If the era of the dominant rush end at Nebraska is to return, the era of quality talent to put there must. It appears that 2005 will begin the process and it could very well carry over into the current recruiting class. The Cornhuskers have identified a Louisiana defensive end who isn't just about sacks and tackles but making plays happen all over his opponent's offensive backfield.

Kentrell Lockett could remind several Nebraska fans of the defensive ends that were brought in during the late 80's to mid 90's.  Lean, tall, muscular young men who could be developed into one man wrecking machines.  Lockett stands 6' 5" and weighs in at 225 pounds while reporting a 4.7 40 yard dash.  He currently benches 230 pounds and squats 650 pounds. 

During his senior campaign, he tallied 70 tackles (12 of those for loss), 16 sacks, 12 pass deflections, 7 forced fumbles and 4 fumble recoveries for Hahnville High School.  He was named the player of the week by The Orlando Sentinel newspaper and was also touted as one of their top 50 juniors in the state. For his efforts, Lockett also took home Team MVP honors.

He currently holds 17 offers from the likes of 17 – UCLA, Texas Tech, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana-Monroe, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Florida, West Virginia, LSU, Memphis and Nebraska.  He claims no favorites currently and cites his strengths as a motor that never shuts off and a great first step off of the edge.

Lockett has been very encouraged during his chats with Nebraska Offensive Coordinator and Quarterbacks Coach Jay Norvell.  "I feel that I could fit in good in the program. From talking to Coach Norvell, I was getting good vibes from him so I feel I could fit in well there," he said.  Kentrell currently has no official visits scheduled and mentioned he will be soon sitting down to see what schools he would like to visit.

He believes that once he has taken all of his official visits and discussed the decision with his family, he will be ready to commit at that time.    When it comes to big factors in what Kentrell is looking for in an institution, he said, "I'm looking at location, the environment, education and distance," he said.  With distance, we asked if Nebraska could be considered too far for him.  "No, not at all.   Too far is maybe Michigan, Nebraska wouldn't be too far.  With the environment, I'd like a nice mix of the country and the city.  I plan to major in engineering architecture, too plus the academic support will be big," he said. 

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