4-Star QB Locksley Breaks Down Top 10

Four-star quarterback Kai Locksley of Baltimore Gilman School released a Top 10 Saturday, and he spoke about each school with Scout.com.

Four-star quarterback Kai Locksley of Baltimore Gilman School spent the spring making visits and trimming his list, and Saturday and released his Top 10.

In no order, the 6-foot-4, 190-pound Locksley said Miami, Ohio State, Texas, Oregon, Florida State, Ole Miss, Maryland, Auburn, Baylor and Virginia Tech.

"In May, I'm pretty sure my father and I are taking a visit out to Texas and we might swing by Baylor as well," Locksley said. "After that, I'll probably just recycle through some of the schools I already visited and stay with some of the players in a top five, once I get there."

He said he hopes to make a decision no later this his season opener, which is in late August.

Locksley provided his thoughts on each of the schools in his Top 10, which is listed alphabetically:

Auburn: "I was amazed on that visit. I was really high on them. That's why they're one of my co-leaders. The fit couldn't be any better. I've seen guys like Cam Newton thrive in it. It's very attractive."

Baylor: "They've had guys like RGIII (Robert Griffin III), who kind of wound up taking over the scene in college football. I watched a lot of them in (2013), and the way the offense is fast moving and how they go so quickly, and how they gain yards and how successful they are offensively, that's also attractive in playing the quarterback position. And Art Briles is a great coach, so I would love to get to know them and see how the fit would be there."

Florida State: "The fit could be great there. I had an outstanding visit with them. Coach (Jimbo) Fisher, the way he told me how much he wanted me, and the staff and how everybody wanted me to be there, I felt very wanted and felt like I could do a lot of great things in perfecting my craft at quarterback in playing for a program like them."

Maryland: "It's at home. Location-wise, everybody can come see me. I would get the opportunity to play for my father (Mike, the offensive coordinator) and I've always thought about that and wondered what the feeling would be. It could be a good fit there."

Miami: "I really enjoyed my visit out there. I went to a practice and saw how they competed, the weather, the campus, facilities …it was just really beautiful. In speaking with (quarterbacks) coach (James) Coley, we have a bunch of things we're excited to do together."

Ohio State: "They have (coach) Urban Meyer, a quarterback genius. He's had a bunch of guys make it to the NFL, a bunch of guys take over the college football scene at quarterback. That's always attractive."

Ole Miss: "Talking to coach (Dan) Werner, the offensive coordinator, the way he explained it to me is it's a very tight, close knit group. They told me coach (Hugh) Freeze is one of the guys who was actually in (the movie) The Blind Side, so whenever you hears stories like that, about coaches caring for their players, who wouldn't want that?"

Oregon: "Oregon, it's all stuff looking into the future. They've got a bunch of stuff that other schools don't have. They have a bunch of opportunities I can thrive in, not only at quarterback but also as an athlete in getting better and improving my craft. I had a great visit with them, a great visit with (quarterbacks) coach (Scott) Frost and their head coach (Mark Helfrich). I was just amazed."

Texas: "I'm pretty familiar with coach (Charlie) Strong and his family. I've pretty much known them since I was six years old. Texas has had guys like Vince Young come out of there, and he was able to thrive and win championships, and Texas football, you can't get any bigger than that, so I would love to compete at that level."

Virginia Tech: "They have a great quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator in coach (Scot) Loeffler. He's a guy that's worked with quarterbacks like Tom Brady and Chad Henne. Just going over some of my film with him, he gave me a bunch of tips on different things we can do together. He really feels like he can develop me to become a great quarterback not only college, but at the pro level."


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