2005 Update: Wes Lokey

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Harrisonburg High School (VA) defensive line/offensive line prospect Wes Lokey was one of the key components for Head Coach Tim Sarver last season. Lokey was a first-team All-Valley District performer as a junior at defensive tackle, helping Harrisonburg to a 9-1 regular season record and a berth in the Division II, Region 4 playoffs.

“Wes is a solid kid,” Sarver said. “He has the size and the physical tools to do the job. He’s a legitimate 6-4…he’s probably a little over that now. He weighs anywhere from 270 to 275 pounds, and he has the frame to put on a lot more weight. He’s a good, aggressive kid with great feet. He helped us a lot last year with a really solid year.”

Virginia Tech, Maryland, West Virginia, Oregon, and Auburn are among the schools showing the most serious interest up to this point, with Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio State, and Penn State sending information as well.

Though he currently holds no offers, Coach Sarver believes Lokey will be a legitimate Division I-A prospect because of his size, strength, and solid speed. Lokey can bench press 320 pounds, squats over 400 pounds, and he has run a 5.2 in the 40 yard dash.

“The I-AA schools would be smart to offer early,” Sarver said. “On the I-A level though, I think Wes is an excellent prospect. He has the size they are looking for and he has good feet.”

Lokey plans to attend summer camps at Virginia Tech and Tennessee, and will attend the Nike Camp in Charlottesville this month. He attended the Penn State, Virginia, and James Madison summer camps last year and UVa’s and JMU’s summer camp in 2002.

Academically, Lokey carries a 2.71 GPA and should easily qualify.

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According to Coach Sarver, Patrick Ward is likely to receive at least some Division I-AA attention. Ward is a first-team all-district performer on both sides of the ball.

“Another kid who I think could be a Division I player is Patrick Ward,” Sarver said. “He’s 5-10, 175 pounds, and plays wide receiver and defensive back. He’s an excellent prospect. He has the best hand-eye coordination of anyone I’ve ever seen. He has special skills as a receiver, and he runs a 4.5 flat in the 40.”

As a junior, Ward made 30 catches for 650 yards. He is a star centerfielder in baseball as well.

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