Lockett Commits to Wake Forest

As the 2004-2005 recruiting season comes to an end, Wake Forest had three spots that they were hoping to fill. The coaching staff wanted one wide receiver and two defensive linemen. With the confirmation that Tennessee wide receiver Casey Hill and Georgia defensive end Michael Lockett have committed to Wake Forest, two of those three spots are full.

This past week, Michael Lockett decided to be a Demon Deacon and committed to Coach Grobe's program. DeaconSports caught up with Sandy Creek head coach Randy Walker on Tuesday who confirmed Lockett's verbal.

"Yes he has [committed to Wake Forest,]" Coach Randy Walker said. "We're real excited excited. We've got a lot of respect for those folks up there. We're just real tickled for Michael."

Walker's program has put 15 players on college scholarship in the past two years including this year's ACC rookie of the year, Georgia Tech wide receiver Calvin Johnson. Sandy Creek High School also put out another Demon Deacon several years ago in defensive back Riley Swanson.

Though the talk of current and former DI players at and from Sandy Creek could continue, Walker chose to continue to talk about the Deacons' latest commitment. "Michael's 6'1, 260 pounds, a defensive lineman, and has been a three-year starter here. He's played every d-line position for us. He's played outside and inside and he's pretty versatile for us. His best 40 time is 4.8 and he also plays basketball here."

This year, Lockett was 4A All-State in Georgia and was also the Fayette County defensive player of the year. Walker noted that he felt that Lockett was the his "best defensive player" as well.

Georgia Southern, East Carolina, Ohio, Bowling Green, and others were also courting Lockett.


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