Cornerback Jonathan Lockett Commits to USC

USC's newest DB recruit, Jonathan Lockett

USC received a commitment at a position of need last night when Mater Dei HS cornerback Jonathan Lockett announced on Twitter that he intends to sign with the Trojans.

The 5-11, 170-pound Lockett grew up a USC fan, but had previously been committed to the University of Washington. It wasn't long after new USC head coach Steve Sarkisian brought along Keith Heyward, Lockett's potential position coach, from Washington that Lockett had an offer from his childhood favorite.

Sarkisian and Heyward offered the four-star corner (according to Rivals and Scout; ESPN has him rated as a three-star) late last week. After mulling over the decision, Lockett gave his verbal commitment to USC Wednesday evening.

"Before all of this happened, before all the offers and stuff, USC was my favorite school," Lockett said. "It was my dream school, but it wasn’t working out for me. I’ve built a great relationship with Coach Heyward and once I got the offer, it became a dream come true. It’s a dream offer and I’m taking advantage  of it by committing now." -- ESPN Insider

Cornerback is a position of need for the Trojans after signing only Chris Hawkins at the spot last year. USC will lose backup senior Torin Harris and potentially redshirt junior Josh Shaw, who could leave for the NFL after being the Trojans best corner following a midseason switch from safety.

One other potential cornerback candidate in USC's current class is Crenshaw HS athlete Ajene Harris.

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