When Rivals.com placed Ferndale, Wash., quarterback Jake Locker on the Rivals100 team, quite a few fans from all over the nation said that the wrong quarterback from the West was placed on the team.
Quite a few wanted one of the talented quarterbacks from California to make the list. In the end, it looks like the move was a right one because a Locker was lights out Saturday at the EA Sports Elite 11 Regional Workout in Las Vegas and earned a spot in the prestigious quarterback camp.
"I never really thought this was going to happen," Locker said shortly after being told that he was going to be heading to the elite quarterback camp held in Southern California in late July.
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"I never try to prove anything to anybody. The only person that I ever have to prove anything to is God. All I had to do was come out here and give my best effort and that's all he cares about and all I care about."
But you could tell that Locker definitely cared about being named to the team and he was excited about it. Coming into the camp, he had a reputation as a true dual-threat quarterback, but after everything was finished on Saturday he proved that he is also a very adept passer.
"I hope people realize that I like to throw the ball, too," Locker said with a smile. "I'm working hard on getting better in that area, but I'm a confident passer, and I know I can get the job done."
He did on Saturday, just like he'll likely do when he arrives in college. At this point teams from all over the nation are lining up trying to get his attention.
Locker, who is 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, has offers from Washington, Washington State, Arizona State, Cal, Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, Tennessee and several others.
"By the end of the summer I should have a top five," Locker said. "I'll know then where I'm going to take my visits and look at the hardest."
So is there anybody for sure going to get a visit from him?
"Washington and Cal are probably for sure going to get visits," Locker said. "I just really feel comfortable there with their coaches, on their campuses and in the areas around the schools."
Locker said coach Tim Lappano is recruiting him at Washington and coach Jim Michalczik is recruiting him at Cal with an assist from offensive coordinator George Cortez.