Locksley eyes return to Oregon after visit

Baltimore (Md.) Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley discusses his unofficial visit to Oregon.

Loaded with 20-plus offers already, versatile Gilman quarterback Kai Locksley got a chance to become more familiar with one of his more recent offers this weekend.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound prospect set course for Eugene for an unofficial visit to Oregon on Friday and Saturday after picking up an offer from the Ducks last week. The four-star quarterback traveled across the country from Baltimore and came away impressed.

"I was very amazed at some of the stuff I saw," Locksley said. "You hear a lot about Oregon because it's a very attractive and popular school that everybody knows about. But when you get to see some of the stuff they have to offer you and the opportunities that are available here, it's outstanding."

Locksley, the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, has been no stranger to the recruiting process while growing up in a football family. Like many recruits who come through Eugene, he got the opportunity to see the Ducks in action by taking in Friday morning's spring practice. He compared the Ducks up-tempo style to the system he plays at Gilman.

"We do a no-huddle, signals, hurry up as fast as possible and get to the line type of offense," Locksley said. "That's all the stuff that you saw at Oregon, just executed to perfection. I love watching stuff like that."

Being recruited as a true quarterback, Locksley spent time with offensive coordinator Scott Frost and got to know the coaching staff on a more personal level while there. He also participated in multiple meetings, where he got a chance to interact with each of the Ducks quarterbacks. The junior said he was welcomed with open arms and made to feel like "one of the guys". He hopes to get more one-on-one time over the summer.

"I'm pretty sure I'll be out sometime this summer to stay with a player and get to see even more of the chemistry," Locksley said. "But a bunch of the guys just came up to me during the visit and introduced themselves and said how grateful they were for me to make the trip out there to give them a look. That's the little stuff I look for and on other visits that was some of the stuff I didn't see."

Locksley stated that the visit had a big impression on him.

"I have great interest in them so they'll definitely be a school that you'll see as my recruiting process goes on," Locksley said.

Now, the talented quarterback will take it easy until next month when he plans on visiting Texas and possibly Baylor. After that, he hopes to eliminate more schools from his list and re-visit his favorites before making a decision.

"In the summertime I'll probably recycle through my top five, top six schools, stay with a player from each school and then see how I feel on the team and be able to cut the list down even further to three," Locksley said.

Locksley plans on announcing his decision early on during his senior season.


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