January 17, 2011

Lockhart talks first visit, latest

Virginia Tech is in the picture for a wide receiver out of Boca Raton (Fla.) West Boca Raton in Robert Lockhart. The 6-foot-1, 180-pounder took his first official this past weekend elsewhere and discussed that and the latest inside.

"The visit went well," he said. "I liked everything, I liked the coaches and the environment.

"We toured the school and I met with the coaches. I had a good time with them. They showed me where I'd fit in the offense.

"Nothing really surprised me on the visit, it was a great experience. I'd say the visit puts them towards the top though."

Shortly into his visit, Lockhart was made aware of a new offer on the table from Virginia Tech.

"I got an offer from them, it's official, I found out from my mom on Friday on my visit," he said. "I was very excited. I can't wait to get up there and see the campus, and get out with the coaches."

Prior to this visit, the three-star prospect was favoring the Hokies, so what does the offer do for now?

"Virginia Tech is probably the favorite," he said. "I really like Virginia Tech. I like their offense, the system and all the coaches. I really like the head coach and I see some of the players from Florida have a lot of success at Virginia Tech."

In some ways is the scholarship a dream offer for Lockhart as they're the favorite?

"Kind of, but not really," he said. "That's the offer I really wanted since I've always followed Virginia Tech," he said. "But, there is no way I'm deciding before the visit.

"I have a trip to Vanderbilt next week on the 21st and then I'm going to Kansas State I think midweek next week, like the 23rd or 24th. I have to ask my mom about it."

With what looks like three visits left including Tech on January 28th, what does Lockhart want to see on these trips?

"I'd like to see how I fit in the offense and my impact on the team, I want them all to break it down for me."

Lockhart posted 34 receptions for 686-yards and six touchdowns this season. He added 49 tackles on defense as well.

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