Lock Discusses Syracuse Offer

Syracuse continues to recruit the running back position very hard for their 2014 class. The most recent offeree at the position is JUCO running back Travis Lock of Nassau Community College (NY). He discusses the offer, and his recruitment, inside.

Nassau Community College (NY) running back Travis Lock is up to two offers as both Syracuse and Kansas have offered recently. Both schools have offered his teammate, offensive tackle Chad Mavety. Playing together would at the next leve would be something Lock would enjoy.

"My coach has been in contact with them," Lock explained. "He just told me that they offered. I haven't been in contact with them directly. I have talked to the Kansas coach. I know Coach (Rob) Ianello at Kansas was here and he called me a few times. I've been in contact with him a few times. He's also the one that offered Chad Mavety.

"To me, playing with anyone on my current team at the next level would be cool. It would be great to have someone there that I know and keep that bond. Running backs and linemen have that bond already. I think that would be pretty cool."

When the Orange offered, it was something that meant a lot to Lock. He has been on campus in the past, and he was glad to know the new staff has recognized his talent.

"I think Syracuse is a great program," Lock said. "I visited there about two years ago. I thought the weight room was beautiful and the facilities were beautiful. I know that they're an up and coming program. They just beat West Virginia in a bowl game. So I think Syracuse is a great program."

"With the two offers early in the process, Lock knows what he's looking for in a school despite remaining focused on the 2013 season.

"I just want to focus on the season," the 6-foot running back said. "We have to make sure we achieve all of our goals and I have to focus on school. As far as playing at the next level, I want to go to somewhere the whole school is based around the football program. I want to have a cool relationship between me and the coaches. I want to go somewhere I feel comfortable."

His focus on team goals means he is pushing back his focus on his recruitment until after the season. Don't expect to see much action in Lock's recruitment in the meantime.

"I'm going to wait until after the season," Lock claimed. "I don't want to focus on myself or my offers before the season or during the season. Right now I'm just focused on spring ball. When the season comes, I'm going to be focused on the team. Even if I racked up offers, I'm not going to get into that until after the season. I'm focusing on my teammates because that's what we're here to do. We're not working for individual awards.

"If there's an opportunity where I can visit a school, I might visit them. But that's not really my main priority. I'm going to try to push everything until after the season."


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