Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
On Twitter: JoshBarr and AllMetSports  |  Facebook  |  E-mail alerts: Redskins and Sports  |  RSS

Locksley Lands Another D.C. Lineman at New Mexico

Colleague Alan Goldenbach has the news:

It appears that once Mike Locksley begins recruiting you, he never stops.

When Locksley was an assistant at Illinois, he was able to get Dunbar defensive linemen Reggie Ellis and Ugo Udozinma to sign with the Illini in February 2008. About 10 months later, Locksley became the head coach at New Mexico.

According to Dunbar Coach Craig Jefferies, neither Ellis nor Udozinma was happy with his situation on the Illini's depth chart and began exploring other options. Ellis was granted a release from his scholarship and transferred to New Mexico over the summer. Last week, Udozinma, who originally pledged to Virginia but was swayed to Illinois by Locksley, arrived at New Mexico.

"That's the relationship that gets developed when you get recruited," Jefferies said. "Locksley had a big influence on that program [at Illinois]. The guy you always turn to, even before your position coach, is the guy who recruited you."

Both players, who redshirted last season, will have to sit out this season, per NCAA transfer rules.

By Josh Barr  | September 10, 2009; 3:38 PM ET
Categories:  Football  | Tags:  Dunbar, New Mexico  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Another DeMatha Player Heading to the Hoosier State
Next: Penn State Nabs Another Top Maryland Player


watching the Lobos this past w/e, Locksley needs as much help as he can woo out of DC.

Posted by: mdrockjock | September 15, 2009 11:54 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2010 The Washington Post Company