Lockett: One to Watch for 2014

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2014 prospect Jonathan Lockett made quite an impression in the Monarchs 48-13 win over Carson (Calif.) and is a player to keep an eye on this fall...

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei 2014 cornerback Jonathan Lockett may not be the biggest name quite yet, but if he continues to play like he did during the Monarch's 48-13 win over Carson (Calif.), the talented player should expect some early offers.

"I think the touchdown I had tonight was my most exciting moment on the field, but I had got that pick, too. Our defense was on tonight," he said.

Lockett plays receiver for the Monarchs, as well, but thinks he'll end up on the defensive side of the ball.

"I see myself playing cornerback at the next level; I love that position. I just like sticking receivers; they can't get anything on me," he said.

The 5-foot-11, 170-pound prospect may not physically be the biggest guy on the field, but proved play after play that he has the talent to one day play Division-1 ball.

"My speed and my quickness, my ability to move around quickly; those are probably my biggest strengths on the field," he said.

Over the summer, Lockett camped at USC and UCLA and is receiving interest from a good number of programs.

"I'm hearing from most of the Pac-12, Nebraska, and Arkansas. No one is really standing out right now; I just know I want a school that will give me a good education and somewhere that I feel comfortable," he said. For now, he's focusing on his junior season (and one particular goal).

"I'm trying to get more picks. Last year I had two, and this year I'm trying to get at least eight or nine," he said.

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