Lock nabs two early offers

One of the top returning tailbacks in the country his year is Nassau's Travis Lock (6-0, 215) who, while splitting carries with another very good runner, still managed to rush for over 1,000 yards. JCFootball.com spoke with the gifted prospect recently and he updated us on things including which two BCS programs have already ponied up offers...

"Right now I have offers from Syracuse and Kansas," Lock told JCFootball.com. "I haven't really talked to any of them. My coaches are handling a lot of the early recruiting because they want us all to focus on school and the offseason workouts so they won't really talk to us about which schools have called about us, but when we get offered, they tell us which schools have offered."

As a prep at Lynbrook (NY) High School on Long Island, Lock went under recruited and he signed with FBS's Marist College, but after a year there, he realized it wasn't the right fit.

"I just wasn't happy there and I talked to Nassau and felt like it was the right move for me to come here and to get another shot at things," Lock said. "It's been a great move for me. I love the staff and we have some really talented guys here so I'm always facing top guys and getting better."

As a redshirt freshman this past season, Lock split carries with sophomore tailback Louis Johnson, but he still managed to tote the rock for over 1,000 yards and 14 touchdowns.

"I'm a big back, so I make most of my yards inside, but I have good vision and I think people underestimate my speed," Lock, who runs a 4.45 forty, said. "This season I'm working really hard on my blocking and on my hands so I can get more receptions."

On the academic front, Lock is on pace to graduate in December and he will have two years to play two following the 2012 football season.

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