Lockett is staying in Southern California

Scout has confirmed Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei cornerback Jonathan Lockett has faxed his National Letter of Intent to USC...

Locked in
Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei cornerback Jonathan Lockett committed to Steve Sarkisian and his staff when they were in place at Washington.

The talented four-star recruit waited as long as he could for an offer to USC , but it was an offer under coach Lane Kiffin and interim coach Ed Orgeron that never came.

Lockett's dream school was USC and as luck would have it, it's also the place his future coach at Washington wanted to be, too.

When Sarkisian took the USC job, there was little doubt Lockett would follow.

Within days, the No. 19 rated cornerback decommitted from the Huskies and then committed to the Trojans.

"It feels great to be a Trojan," Lockett said when he committed.

He is the Trojans top-rated cornerback of their 2014 signing class.

Lock down defense
USC has struggled at cornerback over the last few season. Lockett will have to develop quickly in order for the Trojans defense to play at Pac-12 championship levels.

He is expected to make an immediate impact in USC's secondary.

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