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Kai Locksley to Texas: Longhorns Land 4-Star QB Prospect

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 3, 2015

Credit: 247Sports

Florida State's loss is Texas' gain. Kai Locksley officially flipped his commitment from the Seminoles to the Longhorns on Monday night.

Locksley announced on Twitter that he's heading to Austin:

AsapLocks @LOCKSnLOADED_3

OFFICIALLY COMMITTED TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS!! #HookEm 🐂🙏 http://t.co/iVhb1qvLDj

According to 247Sports' composite rankings, he's the 23rd-best athlete in the 2015 recruiting class and ranks 336th overall. He'll almost certainly play at quarterback once he joins the Texas roster.

The Longhorns were in dire need of a QB, especially after Kyler Murray doubled down on his commitment to Texas A&M. Locksley undoubtedly fills a major void.

There's some question as to whether he'll be ready to make the jump to college football right out of the gate. In a perfect world, he'll redshirt his first year at the school in order to better set himself up for the future.

However, Locksley eliminated that as an option, per Max Olson of ESPN.com:

Max Olson @max_olson

New Texas QB commit Kai Locksley on redshirting: "Absolutely not. That’s not my intention."

He remains confident that he can contribute right away, per Orangebloods.com:

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Kai Locksley to @Rivals "I will learn how the University of Texas works their offense and compete for the starting job." #HookEm

While Locksley will likely have a somewhat rough adjustment period, he should grow into a great starting quarterback for Texas.

Head coach Charlie Strong is slowly building the Longhorns back up as a national power. Grabbing a player like Locksley will help the program reach the college football mountaintop once again.

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