Not many high school football prospects rack up more than 30 offers, but Beaumont Central 2015 cornerback James Locke can include himself in that esteemed class.
The three-star prospect has accumulated offers throughout the spring semester, but the flip side of getting so much interest is narrowing the options. There's no doubt that's a good problem to have, but acknowledging that does not make the decision-making process any easier.
The 5-foot-10, 189-pound Locke took the first big public step Monday on the road to making his college decision. Locke tweeted his top 10 schools in alphabetic order, along with a statement of appreciation to the coaches who have recruited him so far.
Arizona State, Baylor, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, Stanford, TCU, UCLA, and Wake Forest made the first cut, which Locke said he plans to precede a second cut to a final five. The statement he included with his top 10, which you can see in the tweet below, shows that Locke has put a lot of thought into his final 10.
To ALL coaches pic.twitter.com/YX6LpK5fdV— James PJ Locke III#4 (@PjLocke4) June 16, 2014
Locke is ranked as the No. 64 cornerback in the country by the Scout.com rankings. He's one of multiple high-offer defensive backs in Texas' 2015 cycle, along with Nacogdoches' Jaylon Lane (Oklahoma State commit) and Pflugerville Hendrickson's P.J. Mbanasor (Oklahoma commit). Both of those players also have 30-plus offers.
Check back with Scout as we follow Locke's next cut and the remainder of his recruitment.