Sometimes it is tough to be the new kid in town; new school, new friends, new surroundings. For La Cueva High School QB Meiko Locksley, no problem. The 6-1 185 pound signal caller, who transferred from Champaign, Illinois Centennial High School to La Cueva, after his dad Mike Locksley took the head coaching job at the University of New Mexico, is fitting right in. Last season, at Centennial, Locksley gained All-Area honors for his Centennial squad.
Locksley has a nice mix of athleticism and quarterback skills that make him an interesting prospect. Add in the intangibles that go along with being the son of a football coach and being from a football family, you can see why D1s are interested. Right now, Locksley holds two offers; naturally, one from the University of New Mexico and surprisingly one from New Mexico State. If things continue these will not be Locksley's only offers. Right now, Arizona, Maryland and Northern Illinois are also showing interest. A strong senior campaign could bring even more attention beyond the two offers and current suitors.
Next season could be a big one for Locksley and his new La Cueva team. The Bears made a late season run last season to the playoffs and with the addition of Locksley to a team that has multiple returners, including talented sophomore Ronnie Daniels, La Cueva could make noise in 5A next season.