Lockett Talks Rose Bowl Experience

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei defensive back Jonathan Lockett had a great showing at the Passing Down Best of the West 7-on-7 tournament and also talked about his visit to the Rose Bowl the day prior...

Jonathan Lockett and his B2G 5 Star squad made it to the finals of the Passing Down before falling to BBT. How impressive was Lockett? If B2G had won the tournament, the corner would have had a great chance of earning MVP honors.

Lockett had a great day and just keeps getting better. In terms of technique, Lockett has few peers and is one of the few corners out west who can actually play off and still cover a receiver. Whereas so many other corners can only press and resort to clutching and grabbing, Lockett has the feet and athleticism to hang right in an opposing receivers hip pocket and the speed to run with them as well.

He's physical when he needs to be and is very good in jump ball situations. He has a great field awareness to him and plays with a high football IQ. On a team loaded with quality defensive backs, Lockett was his teams best defensive player and was strong throughout the day.

On Saturday, Lockett visited the Rose Bowl for UCLA's spring game.

"I got there late so I didn't get to go on the field before the game or talk to any of the coaches," Lockett said. "I was up in the stands and it was hot, we were all on the sunny side. I liked how coach Meat (Demetrice Martin) runs the DBs and Ishmael Adams was impressive, although he couldn't do the actual scrimmage.

"Afterwards, I talked to Coach Meat on the phone and let him know that I was there but had to leave early. He told me he was glad I was there and wants me to come back again. UCLA is showing me a lot of love right now and I have a lot of interest there for sure."

Lockett said he plans to visit a few other programs in the summer but is still working out his schedule.

"My dad and I want to check out Oregon, Notre Dame and Washington," Lockett said. "I think Washington will be in July but I don't have any dates for the other two right now. I talk tot coach Heyward at UW a lot and he's a cool guy and a good coach.

"With Oregon, I talk with Coach Neal and they're recruiting me the hardest although UW and UCLA have picked up their interest quite a bit as well. I talk to all those coaches about twice a week and have a good relationship with all of them. Right now my plan is to go through the process and take my official visits. I want to enjoy this a little and I think I'll be ready to make a decision around December."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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