Kai Locksley has decided to transfer from Texas. The 2015 signee will end his Longhorns career having never seen the field.
It appears that Kai Locksley’s career with the Texas Longhorns has come to an end. Locksley, who was not present for the Longhorns’ game against Iowa State, confirmed with HookEm.com that he has decided to transfer from the program.
Locksley was recruited as a quarterback in the 2015 recruiting cycle. A three-star prospect, he originally pledged to Florida State, but flipped and signed with Texas. From Baltimore, Maryland, Locksley was the nation’s No. 24-ranked quarterback.
During fall camp, Locksley moved from quarterback to wide receiver in hopes that he would find more playing time.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong commented on Locksley’s situation during his Monday press conference.
“Kai and I had a conversation about a month ago, and he just felt like he needed to go somewhere else,” Strong said.
“Out of respect for him, I just told him, ‘Listen, just go take care of your classwork. Make sure you take care of your academics so wherever you do decide to transfer you have enough GPA where it won’t be an issue.'”
Locksley will end his Texas career having never seen game time.