Nebraska nabs JUCO WR

Nebraska landed Hinds community college wide receiver Robert Lockhart on Saturday. Come inside to see the long journey for the former Miami Hurricane.

It seems like Nebraska's Hail Mary catch isn't just paying off in the win column.

Hinds Community College wide receiver Robert Lockhart was in attendance for the game on an official visit. He liked what he saw so much, the 6-foot-2, 180 pound former D-1 talent decided to call Lincoln his home.

"I committed to them this morning," said Lockhart in a text message to Big Red Report. "It feels awesome to have a place to call home."

Lockhart's journey to his commitment with Nebraska has been a long one. A senior at West Boca Raton high school in 2010, Lockhart had a Husker offer out of high school, actually officially visiting, but decided to sign with Virginia Tech at the very last moment due to having friends on the team.

After not qualifying for the fall semester, the Florida prep enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy to get his grades in order. A free agent again, Lockhart's stock soared. That's when the University of Miami entered the picture.

In 2012, he played two games with the Hurricanes, before suffering a season-ending ACL tear. He did not record any catches.

Lockhart decided to leave Miami and attended Hinds Community College in Mississippi to focus on rehabbing his leg and getting back to his old self.

In eight games this season, he's caught 28 balls for 502 yards and five touchdowns at Hinds. In addition to Nebraska, his play earned him offers from Ole Miss and Florida International.

Locokhart will have three years to play two, but could possibly apply for a medical redshirt after only playing two games at Miami.

Big Red Report will have more on his commitment later today.

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Josh Harvey has covered college football and recruiting for Fox Sports & Scout.com since 2008. He is now the Publisher of Big Red Report, covering Nebraska athletics.
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