Drew Lock has options and those options are only going to increase with time.
The 2015 Missouri prospect already has offers from Missouri and Louisville to play quarterback and the Tigers’ basketball program has also offered him a scholarship to play hoops. He was offered by Missouri in football back in February and by the basketball squad last week.
“It's definitely exciting for me,” he said.
The 6-foot-4, 195-pounder from Lee’s Summit High School hasn’t decided which sport he’ll play in college and would like to play both if he could.
“There’s a 50/50 chance that I’d play football or basketball,” Lock said. “Playing both sports is definitely something I've thought of. If I could keep playing the two sports I love for as long as I can, I’d love to do that. But it’s definitely not a dealbreaker at all.”
In addition to the offers he has, Lock is receiving interest from several other schools.
“As far as basketball goes, there’s Oklahoma, Kansas State and Creighton,” he said. “For football, there’s Notre Dame, Arkansas and Michigan State.”
Lock will be at Notre Dame on Monday and Tuesday to tour campus and throw for the Irish coaches.
“They come up to my school one day and watched me throw,” he said. “I heard back maybe two weeks later and we decided that I would come up to South Bend and go to the camp.
“I want to show them the size that I have, being 6-4, 6-5 and the arm strength that comes with me and my mobility.”
Lock is bigger than most of the quarterbacks Brian Kelly has worked with in South Bend, but his mobility in the pocket and ability to throw on the run could easily make him a fit for the Irish's system.
“We run the spread offense,” he said. “I’m not a runner, I’d like to say pocket passer.”
Lock has an early interest in the Irish based off of what he knows about the program.
“Definitely the tradition that they have there at Notre Dame, being that big-time school that they are,” he said. “They played in the national championship last year and that always helps everything.
“I’d like to see the stadium obviously, just the monument that they have there.”
Lock has already identified a couple factors that will be critical to his decision.
“Definitely academics. I’ve started varsity for football my sophomore year and I started varsity for basketball my freshman year, so playing early is definitely something that I’m used to and would want to do. Playing early is definitely a key factor as well.”