Locker just having fun

As one of the most exciting players on the west coast, things are just getting easier and easier for Ferndale (Wash.) QB Jake Locker. Dawgman.com was able to catch up with the two-sport prospect recently and he updated us on his season and how his recruitment of other players is coming along.

"(The season) is going really well," Locker said. "We've started off 4-0, but we haven't really played any great teams yet. We have some tough ones the next couple of weeks, but we've played pretty well overall. I'm happy with where we are.

"We've got a lot of weapons on our team so some games it's these guys making plays and in other games it's other guys."

Locker mentioned that he's seeing things a lot better and attributes that to his experience this past summer at the EA Sports Elite 11 camp he attended in Las Vegas.

"I think the throwing part of the game has gotten easier for me," Locker said. "Understanding coverages and stuff before the snap, with the routes you run, it's a lot easier when you know what you're doing before you say hike."

Locker also understood what he was going to do before the start of his season when he decided to commit to Washington in August. He says that while he's fully committed to the Huskies, he is still getting calls from coaches of other programs.

"We've been really busy this week," Locker said, noting the homework has been piling up. "I haven't really talked to any (coaches) that much. They want to know what's going on and what's happening."

Recently, Locker took in the Huskies' game with Notre Dame this past weekend and he got to spend some time with some other recruits, including fellow commits James Montgomery, Cameron Elisara and Ryan Tolar.

"It's fun," Locker said of hanging out with his fellow commits. "You get to know them because you're going to be playing with them over the next four years. I loved being able to meet up with them and get to know them. It was fun.

"I'd like to make as many games as possible. We got to go down on the sidelines and I got to bring a coach with me. He was my coach my sophomore year. He wanted to meet coach (Tyrone) Willingham, so he got to meet him after the game."

While Locker witnessed a loss by his future team, he did say he had fun at the game and got to know another prominent local recruit a lot better, Bellevue OL Steve Schilling.

"Steve and I talked about the (Long Beach Poly game) a little. He said they're a really good team. (Bellevue) thought they'd played one of their best games of the year. He was pretty happy with how they played."

So did Locker do any recruiting of the big man from the east side while they were together?

"Oh yeah," Locker said with a laugh. "A guy that big and that athletic, you want him to play on your team."

Finally, when asked the last time he picked up a ball and glove, Locker admitted he couldn't remember the last time that happened.

"I think the last time I played was summer baseball I guess. It's been quite a bit of time," Locker said with a laugh.

Locker and his Golden Eagle teammates face off against 1-3 Sedro-Wooley on Friday night.

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