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Four-star quarterback Kai Locksley commits to Texas

Posted February 2nd, 2015

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Texas’ recruiting class has landed a quarterback two days before signing day. On Monday, Baltimore prospect Kai Locksley announced via Twitter that he had flipped his commitment to Texas from Florida State.

Locksley is listed as an athlete, not quarterback, by sites that cover recruiting. According to 247Sports’ composite ratings, he is the nation’s 23rd-ranked athlete and the 336th-ranked player overall. He is the 26th commitment in a class at Texas that ranks ninth nationally.

Previously, Locksley had indicated that he would wait until signing day on Wednesday to announce his decision.

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Texas had been without a quarterback commit since New Mexico’s Zach Gentry de-committed from the Longhorns last month. Cistercian Prep’s Matthew Merrick has committed to Texas but is planning to grayshirt and be part of the 2016 recruiting class.

Locksley (6 feet, 3 inches, 188 pounds) will arrive to Austin in the summer to begin competing at quarterback against returning starter Tyrone Swoopes and redshirt freshman Jerrod Heard.

Not all of Monday’s recruiting news was good news for the Longhorns. According to 247, five-star in-state players Daylon Mack (Gladewater, defensive tackle) and Soso Jamabo (Plano West, running back) are not expected to sign with Texas.

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