Former Texas A&M Defensive End, James Lockhart, transfers to Baylor

James Lockhart, formerly of Texas A&M, has declared his intentions to transfer to Baylor.

Baylor continued to receive good news in 2017, as former 4-star recruit James Lokchart announced his intentions to transfer from Texas A&M to Baylor.  

https://twitter.com/Lockhart__Era/status/808689981946494977

Lockhart is a former 4-star recruit, signing with Texas A&M in 2014.  The Ennis High School star chose the Aggies over Baylor at the time.  A national level recruit, Lockhart had offers from pretty much everyone, including Alabama, Florida State, Ohio State, Notre Dame, and Texas.  

After two years at Texas A&M, Lockhart announced he would be transferring on December 13th. Over his two-year career in college station, Lockhart played in 8 games, totalling 12 tackles as a reserve defensive end behind Myles Garrett and Daeshon Hall. 

https://twitter.com/Lockhart__Era/status/808689981946494977/

The former teammate of Baylor running back Terence Williams at Ennis, Lockhart will have to sit out the 2017 season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining. He is the second Power-5 conference player to announce a transfer to Baylor this week, joining graduate transfer Quarterback Anu Solomon

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Baylor currently has 8 commits for the 2017 class, and are expected to continue to look for transfers to rebuild their depth after losing half of the 2016 signing class. 

Stay tuned for more on this story, and everything Baylor here at BearsIllustrated.com.

High School Evaluation

A strong defender, who shows a high acumen for tracking down ball carriers in the open field, which shows his athleticism and pursuit skills right away on film. He is really good against the run. He is not your long, rangy style of defensive linemen, but rather more of the stout type. He is strong at the point of attack using his hands well to maneuver and control offensive linemen. Would fit in naturally as a strong defensive end. -Powers

Strengths

  • Body Control and Balance
  • Disengaging Skills
  • Strength

Areas to Improve

  • Quickness off Ball

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