Kai Locksley is a former 4-star quarterback from Baltimore, Maryland and signed with Texas out of high school.
After spending two seasons in Austin, Locksley ended up transferring to a junior college and is currently playing at Iowa Western C.C.
The dual-threat quarterback announced today on Twitter that this weekend he’ll be making an official visit to Pitt.
Tonight, PSN spoke with Locksley about this decision and a possible future with the Pitt Panthers.
“It’s kind of crazy, Coach Watson was my coach at the University of Texas in 2015. He’s always been a guy I’ve kept in contact with because he’s a heck of a coach. Throughout the entire season, we’ve kind of been checking in with each other. It just happens now that they need a quarterback and it good because we’ve already had a good relationship,” said Locksley.
I asked Locksley more about Watson, a man that he obviously really likes and respects.
“The way he teaches us excellent. I call him a teacher because he’s really like a professor. He’s very articulate and helps his players learn what he’s trying to teach. He’s probably the best coach I’ve ever had because he knows how to process information so that his quarterbacks can understand it.”
”Then out on the field, he’s very smooth and technique driven. He just makes things very easy. He’s almost like a second father figure to me because he knows how to communicate, connect and vibe with his guys.”
While in high school and Texas, Locksley says he was more of a runner but since then he’s developed into a better passer than runner.
With the news of Thomas MacVittie and Ben DiNucci transferring, Pitt is in need of a quarterback and Locksley sees an opportunity and a possible fit.
“They need a quarterback. They tell me it’s an open competition and they want us to compete and the best man will win. Whoever does will have the opportunity to lead a tremendous football team,” said Locksley.
Finally, Pitt hasn’t offered him a scholarship yet but if they do, is there a good chance Locksley will pick Pitt?
”It’s definitely a school and situation that would interest me. I wouldn’t say I would commit on the visit because I’m the type of guy that wants to go home, sit down and evaluate the moment. But it’s a school that I would have great interest in especially with my coach, Coach Watson up there.”