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USC offer leads to Jonathan Lockett de-committing from Washington


On Dec. 6, USC offered 2014 defensive back Jonathan Lockett a scholarship, who at the time was verbally committed to Washington.

The offer came as no surprise as Lockett’s primary recruiter for Washington was Keith Heyward, who has since joined Steve Sarkisian at USC.

Shortly after he received the scholarship offer from USC, Lockett told ESPN’s Blair Angulo, “It will affect a lot.”

Come Monday, Lockett announced via his Twitter profile that he was de-committing from Washington and would open his recruiting process once more.

With Heyward now on staff at USC, many believe the Trojans are the favorites to land Lockett’s signature on National Signing Day.

Lockett will have plenty of time to sift through his options now that Mater Dei’s season has come to an end following a 34-7 loss to St. John Bosco.

Although the Monarchs were eliminated by the Braves, Lockett played an instrumental role in getting his team to the championship game.

In the semifinal, Lockett showcased his abilities as he shadowed Long Beach Poly’s JuJu Smith en route to the Monarchs shutting out the Jackrabbits.

Landing Lockett would be a big for the Trojans who may lose their best cornerback in Josh Shaw to the NFL draft at the completion of the season.

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