(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ADAM SUDERMAN Associated Press Darrell Hall knew he had a special talent in Tyler Lockett.
As the former football coach at Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High School, not to mention a history teacher, Hall even had the perfect historical reference to represent Lockett's ability.
''He walked softly, but carried a very, very big stick,'' Hall said, referring to Theodore Roosevelt's early 1900s quote on foreign policy. ''I'd love to have about 20 more of him.''
Now the leading wide receiver for Kansas State, Lockett was a three-year starter and captain during Booker T. Washington's state championship run his senior season. He had 765 yards receiving and also played contributing roles at safety and kick returner.
That got him noticed by several high-profile schools, but Lockett ultimately followed his family's familiar path to Kansas State. His father, Kevin Lockett, helped turn around the Wildcats' program under coach Bill Snyder in the early 1990s, and his ...