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USC offers a scholarship to defensive back Jonathan Lockett


2014 Mater Dei defensive back Jonathan Lockett was offered a scholarship by USC on Friday according to Greg Biggins of FOX Sports. has Lockett listed as a four-star prospect and ranked 16th among the cornerbacks available in the 2014 class.

Lockett gave his verbal commitment to Washington over the summer, but with his recruiter Keith Heyward now at USC, he could be prime for a change in his commitment come signing day.

Of the scholarship offer, Lockett told ESPN’s Blair Angulo, “It will impact a lot.”

Trojan defensive backs struggled throughout the season, and a glaring weakness was the lack of depth at the cornerback position.

After containing highly-touted JuJu Smith in a 30-0 Monarchs victory over Long Beach Poly, Lockett will get another opportunity to square off against a group of USC commits and targets when the Monarchs play St. John Bosco for the Pac 5 Division title.

The game will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., at 8:00 p.m.

Lockett may be the first of a handful of players who were recruited by Sarkisian while he was the coach at Washington, but weren’t targeted by Lane Kiffin or Ed Orgeron.

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