Monday, July 1, 2013
Lockett is satisfied with Huskies commit
By Blair Angulo
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Three-star cornerback Jonathan Lockett (Santa Ana, Calif./Mater Dei) had been close to committing to another Pac-12 school before deciding on Washington this past weekend at the Huskies' Rising Stars Camp.
Situations change quickly in recruiting, though.
"At first, I had Oregon and UCLA in the lead," Lockett said on Monday following the morning session at The Opening. "I was about to commit to Oregon, but as soon as I saw Washington during junior day, it changed my mind. They shot up the list when I visited. So then I visited again on Saturday, and I realized it was home. I've seen they're building up there. Coach Keith Heyward is a great guy and a great defensive backs coach. It's a great situation for me up in Washington."
Lockett, who also has a scholarship offer from Notre Dame, doesn't know if he'll continue to listen to other schools, saying he's "100 percent" committed to the Huskies. He might take some official visits and enjoy the recruiting process, but he doesn't see himself wavering in the future.
In fact, he will do all he can this week to convince some of the other West Coast prospects to join him in Seattle.
"I'm trying to talk to receiver Erik Brown about committing this week. I'm really on him," Lockett said. "Another guy is actually up at Washington, Budda Baker. And I'm also good friends with cornerback Jonathan Plattenburg, so I'm after him, too."