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Tulsa Washington's Tyler Lockett to continue family legacy at K-State

Tulsa Washington wide receiver Tyler Locket will follow in the footsteps of his father and uncle, who both played for Bill Snyder at Kansas State.
BY SCOTT WRIGHT, Staff Writer, Modified: June 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm •  Published: June 24, 2010

The Hornets have loads of talent, but they still need Lockett healthy to bolster both sides of the ball.

"He's just an all-around athlete," defensive coordinator Wade Weller said. "He'll start at receiver and play some defensive back for us. He could play quarterback if we needed him to. He can do a lot of things.

"He would be a starter on defense for me, but I'd like to see him focus more on receiver. But he's a kid that will do whatever we need him to do."

And that's Lockett's focus for college, too. He hopes to redshirt next season at K-State, so that he can bulk up and learn the offensive and defensive systems with a hope of playing both ways.

As for his family, they stayed out of his recruiting for the most part.

"My dad wanted me to experience the recruiting process for myself," Lockett said. "On the inside, I think he was excited that I'm keeping the Kansas State tradition going.

"My family was most excited that I committed to a college that was the right fit for me."