Gilman's Kai Locksley to skip Top Gun football camp, prepare to play quarterback

July 17, 2013|By Seth Boster | The Baltimore Sun

Gilman's Kai Locksley was invited to take part in Football University’s Top Gun camp in Ohio this week, but the rising junior said he would not attend the clinic as he continues to prepare for his fall debut as the Greyhounds’ quarterback.

“We were really excited and honored to be invited to a camp like that,” Locksley said Tuesday, “but we decided just to visit some colleges and focus on some one-on-one footwork things back here.”

Locksley, the son of Maryland offensive coordinator Mike Locksley, said campus destinations this summer include North Carolina, Florida State and “possibly” Texas A&M.

The 6-foot-4, 190-pound Locksley — who played as a wide receiver with Shane Cockerille at quarterback for Gilman last year — has said he has offers from Florida State, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Rutgers and Temple.

Gilman coach Biff Poggi praised Locksley’s combination of intellect and athleticism as a quarterback.

“I think he could be as good as he wants,” he said. “He’s pretty freaky.”

Locksley said he’s been spending his summer training with Chester Stewart, the former DeMatha and Temple quarterback who played in training camp with the Ravens in 2012.

“I’ve been waiting for this moment all year,” Locksley said of the approaching season. “People haven’t really seen what I can do at quarterback. I’ve been working real hard and just can’t wait. Cannot wait."

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