The last five days have been quite a whirlwind for Santa Ana, Calif. defensive back Jonathan Lockett.
Lockett verbally committed to Washington over the summer, and it wasn’t until Dec. 6 that the Mater Dei prospect was offered a scholarship by USC.
After receiving the offer from USC, Lockett told ESPN’s Blair Angulo, “It will impact a lot.”
By Dec. 9, Lockett tweeted that he was de-committing from Washington and would explore his options.
Naturally, with Steve Sarkisian and Keith Heyward, who was Lockett’s primary recruiter for Washington, both now at USC, the Trojans were believed to be the frontrunners for Lockett’s commitment.
On Wednesday night, Lockett made it official that he would be joining the Trojans in 2014.
— Jonathan Lockett (@Jlock_21) December 12, 2013
Flipping Lockett is a pleasant bounce-back for the Trojans who for now, appear to have lost out on St. John Bosco defensive back Jaleel Wadood.
Wadood, one of many Braves that the Trojans are high on, gave his verbal commitment to UCLA on Tuesday.
Earlier in the week, Lockett and Wadood were named the co-players of the year in the Trinity League.
Rivals.com has Lockett listed as a four-star prospect and the 16th-ranked cornerback available in the 2014 class.
Lockett is the first commitment Sarkisian has gotten as head coach at USC.