Lockett, who is a three-year starter, has a name that's familiar to most football fans. His brothers, Danzell and Kentrell Lockett, currently play college football and Jontrell is hopeful of receiving his first scholarship offer soon.
"I'm really motivated," Lockett said. I'm working with my strength coach at a gym in Metairie and we're training for me to get faster, stronger, and bigger. I want to be a better player. I'm pulling jackhammers, I'm pulling (Ford) Expeditions with a tire around my waist, and I'm doing lots of intense agilities - bag drills, cone drills, and shuttle runs - to improve my quickness."
Lockett (6-0, 230) says that he has four particular schools that stand out in his mind as favorites.
"I really like Western Kentucky, Stephen F. Austin, Utah State, and South Alabama," he said. "If any of those schools offer me, I might just go ahead and commit. The first coach that offers me is sending me the message that I can fit into their program, that I'm capable. The first school that offers me will have an advantage and the best chance to sign me."
Lockett will make some stops on the camp circuit this summer, starting in Atlanta.
"I got invited to the Ultimate 100 camp in Atlanta. I was one of the top performing defensive linemen/linebackers at the National Underclassmen Combine. LSU's Frank Wilson told me that he's looking forward to evaluating me at their camp in July. I also might go to Ole Miss' camp."