BTW's Lockett verbally commits to Kansas State
BY BARRY LEWIS, World Sports Writer
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
4/28/10 at 10:03 PM
Booker T. Washington junior wideout Tyler Lockett announced his commitment on Wednesday to play football for Kansas State.
Lockett, also a starting guard on the Hornets’ Class 5A state championship basketball team, selected the Wildcats over Kansas.
“I went to their spring game on Saturday, saw the receivers in action and I thought I fit in well with them on and off the field,” Lockett said.
Among the receivers Lockett spent time with was Jenks graduate Tramaine Thompson.
“I’m excited about playing for (head) coach Bill Snyder and (receivers) coach Michael Smith,” Lockett said. “They know how to prepare you to play in the NFL. The fans also seemed to be very supportive and friendly.”
Lockett’s father, Kevin, and uncle, Aaron, were Kansas State standouts who were coached by Snyder and Smith. Kevin Lockett spent seven years in the NFL and Aaron Lockett also played briefly in the NFL.
Tyler Lockett, a speedster who is 5-foot-11 and 170 pounds, had 20 receptions last season and scored touchdowns as a receiver, rusher and kick returner. He also had two interceptions on defense.
“Tyler really liked the overall program, as well as the academics and the chance to play for a legendary coach like Bill Snyder,” said Lockett’s mother, Nicole Edwards. “I’m proud of how hard he’s worked to get to this point.”
Verbal commitrments are not binding. National signing day is next February.
Booker T. Washington's Tyler Lockett (12) jumps into the arms of teammate Calvin Barnett following Lockett's leaping touchdown catch against Central at the All- City Preview championship game on Aug. 28, 2009. STEPHEN HOLMAN/Tulsa World