Mission Viejo (Calif.) running back Brian Lockridge is off to a great start to the season. Although the Diablos lost a heartbreaker to Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei last weekend, Lockridge still shined and showed his game breaking ability busting off an 80 yard touchdown run.
Lockridge, 5-7, 165 pounds may not have thet prototype size some schools look for but he does have gamebreaking speed and is the kind of back capable of scoring from anywhere on the field. The athlete is also a strong runner with a nice wiggle to him and catches the ball very well out of the backfield.
On the recruiting front, Colorado and Boise State offered back in the summer and the two remain the sole offers for Lockridge at this time.
"I've gotten calls from Colorado, Boise State, San Diego State, Fresno State, Oregon and Wyoming," Lockridge said. "All of the schools that haven't offered are all saying they want film of my first three games so I'm going to send that out and see if any new schools jump on board.
"Coach Johnson doesn't want us to take any trips during the season because he wants us to focus on just on football and not have any distractions. So all of my trips are going to be in December and January. For sure I want to visit Colorado and Boise State since they have offered and I also want to check out Oregon. They just called this week and started showing interest and it will be great if they offer me.
"I'm looking for a school with a real family type atmosphere. I don't want to go somewhere that is just about football and nothing else. I want to go where the coaches and players are all close and where everyone kind of looks out for each other.
"Academics will play a role too. I have a 3.5 GPA and scored a 1200 on the SAT but I know I can do better so even though I'm qualified, I'm going to take it again just for my sake."