After picking up an early ACC offer, junior season athlete Ryheem Lockley, who played this fall at Saluda (Va.) Middlesex, has decided to transfer. With more ACC schools showing serious interest, the talented junior may be close to adding more offers soon.
"I'll be going to Christchurch (Va.) Christchurch School next year," he said. "I'll be playing either wide receiver or running back and with their great quarterback I think we'll be able to compete for another state championship."
Lockley has already begun working out in preparation for next season, but he is focused on improving one particular part of his game.
"I want to improve my quickness so that I can be a bigger part of the game plan at Christchurch," said Lockley.
The 6-foot-4, 217-pound athlete has an offer from Virginia and is drawing interest from Virginia Tech and North Carolina.
"Virginia told me they want me to play either cornerback or safety," he said. "Virginia Tech said they would probably have me play safety."
There are a few things about each school that Lockley likes.
"I've developed a good relationship with the Virginia Tech position coaches," Lockley explained. "Also, I love the campus and the history at Virginia. It's a great environment."
None of this is lost on Lockley's mother, who is very much in the picture.
"My mom raised me and she's very excited but definitely wants me to go somewhere she can see me play," said the junior.
Lockley is planning more visits and is going to attend the US Army National Combine in San Antonio, Texas in January.