September 22, 2009

New Mexico ATH planning visits

Albuquerque (N.M.) La Cueva athlete Meiko Locksley brings a lot to the table, both in terms of his overall ability and his pedigree.

Son of a coach is a pretty good title to have, as it's usually a sign that a kid has been taught well and has a more mature game than others in the same age bracket. Meiko is the son of New Mexico head coach Mike Locksley, but he would be a prospect to keep an eye on even if he wasn't.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound prospect has lined up just about everywhere other than running back for La Cueva this fall. His high school team is 2-1 through three games and Locksley estimates he has rushed for about 400 yards and recorded between 15 and 20 tackles.

Schools are recruiting him as a quarterback, and his combination of throwing ability and speed make him an intriguing prospect.

Thus far Locksley has received offers from New Mexico, New Mexico State and Towson, and others are hot on his trail.

"I'm receiving heavy interest from Colorado State and Arizona State, too," he pointed out in an interview with "I think they're close to offering. My dad's been handling a lot of the recruiting."

Perhaps not surprisingly, at the moment Locksley is leaning toward New Mexico.

"Well, I am leaning towards them," he admitted. "Just being up close to the program I know the potential of it. I'd have a pretty good chance to play early and I really like that."

Has he thought about committing yet?

"Not yet. I'm trying to stay open. I'll take a couple of visits so I can compare schools. I know I'll be taking visits to New Mexico and New Mexico State. I'm trying to get out to Towson and I'm also planning a visit to Ohio."

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