Possible Package Deal?

On Wednesday, the University of South Florida hosted a pair of Orlando natives that are currently playing their football outside of the Sunshine State. Could the two family members reunite and become a package deal? It's all inside at USFNation.com!

Joined by cousin and fellow Division I prospect, Khalil Hunter, Jaron Locke was on the University of South Florida's campus for an unofficial visit on Wednesday afternoon. Locke, a 6-foot-2, 185-pound wide receiver out Dawsonville (Ga.) Atlanta Sports Academy, has aspirations to reunite with his cousin at the next level.

"It was a great visit and I like the school," Locke said. "Khalil and I have never been up there and it was a late notice. It was amazing and I like the program. I'm just trying to weigh out my options with my other offers.

"We're probably going to go to the same school. The school was amazing and the coaches really loved us. Out of Khalil's offers, he says their coaches show the most love. I spoke to (wide receivers) coach (Ron) Dugans for a long time and he wants me to come back up there on Saturday to work out for him."

Earlier this year, Locke opted for a post-graduate year and has garnered scholarship offers from Florida International, Georgia State, Purdue and Bowling Green in his time spent in the Peach State.

"It's called the Atlanta Sports Academy, but they're changing the name to the West Georgia Patriots," Locke said. "It's a post-graduate school. I went there because of my age and couldn't finish up my senior in high school, so I had to go there.

"I was supposed to graduate in 2014. I did my senior year there. It's a lot of competition at my school with a lot of older guys. I had like 1,000 receiving yards, but I don't know the exact number."

Locke's performance on Saturday at South Florida's One Day Camp will go a long way in the wide receiver's recruitment.

"We're really trying to go to the same school," Locke said. "I'm basically just trying to work hard to get this offer. If I get this offer, it's really a sealed deal with me and him. To be honest, I want to stay in Florida.

"FIU is my only offer in Florida, so I'm just waiting on another offer from Florida and I'll weigh out my options then. (Khalil) wants to stay in Florida too. I know a lot of people that have played for USF and I really love the school, for real. They like me already, but they just want to see me in action."

Locke will finish up his work in Atlanta in December and will have four years of eligibility remaining. Over the next month, the wide receiver says he'll be visiting SMU, Georgia and Florida International.


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