Manvel (Texas) three-star cornerback William Lockett and the Mavericks took on a strong Houston (Texas) Westfield squad, and came out the victor by a score of 35-10 to open the season strong.
"Tonight was a good night," Lockett said. "We've been waiting on this night since we lost to Katy. So coming out here and playing Westfield - they're ranked No. 3 in Houston - so we were a little timid. But we came out here and showed them what we could do. Because everyone says we're not physical and stuff we came out here to prove a point."
The UCLA commitment drew a tough assignment for much of the game as he often matched up with 2016 Rivals250 wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland.
"My first game, he's a top D1 receiver, so going against him is really going to prepare me for the season," Lockett said. "Battling with him it was good competition, but I stayed focused throughout the game and didn't let little things make me mad."
Lockett committed to UCLA in early August, choosing UCLA over several scholarship offers. It did not take long for him to realize he was supposed to be a Bruin.
"My commitment to UCLA, I was so happy after I committed," Lockett said. "After I visited I already knew that was the place I wanted to be. It was just a perfect fit. Me and coach Meat have a great relationship, and me and coach Mora have a great relationship. So it was a place for me to be."
His commitment has not hampered the efforts of a few college programs.
"The University of Washington still wants me to take an official visit and also UT wants me to come to a few of their games," Lockett said. "I might take my official to the University of Washington and I might go to a few games at Texas just to see what it's like and get the most out of this opportunity that I have."
As for the status of his commitment Lockett is short and sweet.
"Oh I'm 100-percent committed to UCLA, 100-percent," Lockett said.
No reason to worry about continued interest from Washington and Texas?
"Not as of right now, I'm a Bruin," Lockett said.