James Locke is a 5-foot-10, 190-pound defensive back from Beaumont (TX) Central Senior. The standout defensive back has offers from Oregon, Arizona State, Baylor, Boise State, Georgia, Michigan State, Mississippi, Notre Dame and Stanford to name a few.
Locke is a welcomed addition to the defensive backfield. He is a big time hitter with great burst, closing speed and tackling ability. I would expect him to flourish at the safety position under defensive coordinator Vance Bedford.Scout.com Take:
Has a fun highlight film to watch. He is a very aggressive and a quick defensive back prospect. He can change gears quickly, showing outstanding burst and the unique ability to change direction transitioning out of his back pedal. He has unquestionable closing speed and will just explode through ball carriers, delivering booming hits. He takes very good angles when making stops and is not afraid to get inside the tackle box and muck it up.