Huskies High On The List For Rising 2018 DB

This past Saturday, 2018 Gonzaga Prep (Spokane, Wa.) DB Sam Lockett was on hand for Washington's win over Rutgers and he talked about that visit as well as what other schools are after him at this early stage of the recruiting process...

"I had a really great time," Lockett said of his visit to Montlake. "I had been up there in August to see them practice and stuff, but this was the first time I'd been to a game there.

"It was really exciting. The crowd was into it and they played really well."

While Washington has yet to offer, they are the main school recruiting him. 

"There's a few others talking to me -- Washington StateBoise State and Oregon -- but (the Huskies) are the main ones talking to me right now," Lockett said. "Washington was always the school I watched growing up. 

"(Bishop) Sankey went there and he's a legend around here, so that's definitely one reason I like them, but I also just like the way they play football and I have really started to form a good relationship with coach (Jimmy) Lake."

The Huskies are recruiting Lockett as a safety, but he said he's willing to play anywhere.

"They said they really like he way I cover and how aggressive I am," Lockett said. "They said they could see me anywhere in the secondary, but they felt like safety is where I'd fit best.

"I just love to compete and get out there and play."

Last weekend, Lockett faced off against one of the top players in the country in Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Wa.) TE Hunter Bryant, a Washington commit, and he said he relished the chance to face the best.

"I loved it that our coaches had faith in me to call my number and to play him most of the game," Lockett said. "It was a challenge, but I kept him out of the endzone and that's something I wanted to do. 

"We gave them underneath stuff, but we wanted to limit the big plays and I think we did that for the most part.

"He's a really great player. He's one of the best players in the nation and I loved getting out there and competing against him. It only makes you better when you face guys like him."

Lockett said he's hoping to take some more visits to Montlake this fall and he said he'll be patient in the recruiting process and let things play out before he makes a decision. Top Stories