As they have for every home game the past four years, members of the Locker family — roughly 25 or so when everyone is counted — will make the trek Saturday from Ferndale to Seattle. They'll tailgate for a while in the parking lot, then find their seats in Husky Stadium for UW's 3:30 p.m. game against California.
And just like everyone else in attendance, they'll wonder if it's the last time they'll need to make such a trip to see Jake Locker play quarterback for the Huskies.
Will Locker return for his senior season at Washington, or will he enter the NFL draft?
Scott Locker, Jake's father, laughed with a reporter this week, saying he was in the dark as much as anyone else.
"I know about as much as you do for which way he's leaning," Scott Locker said. "Whenever the conversation has come up, Jake has just said, 'Let's just hang on, let me get through the year and we'll deal with talking about that then.' "
It's a decision that will color much of how UW's immediate future is viewed.