September 25, 2007

Tuesday Insider: USC preps for budding Locker

Lawrence Jackson is tired of answering questions about whether Jake Locker reminds him of anyone. And it's only Tuesday.

"No, he doesn't remind me of Vince Young at all," Jackson said wearily, of Washington's redshirt freshman quarterback.

Locker presents the Trojans with another big, physical running quarterback to defend. He is the first opponent Pete Carroll has gushed about in 2007.

Carroll said the Trojans expressed some early interest in recruiting Locker, but the Ferndale, Wash., native showed a clear commitment to the Huskies from the start.

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