Signee 101: Get to know Iowa 3-star WR Calvin Lockett

Iowa-commit-Calvin Lockett

Calvin Lockett, a 3-star wide receiver from Largo, Fla., played high school football for former Iowa safety Marcus Paschal in the Tampa area. Paschal helped his former pupil then forge a path north to the Iowa Hawkeyes. Lockett became the 16th member of the Iowa recruiting class by committing in December. His signing was officially announced on Friday.

Calvin Lockett: Stats, bio

Name: Calvin Lockett

Height: 6-foot-2

Weight: 160 pounds

School/Team: Largo High School (Largo, Fla.)

Calvin Lockett: Recruiting rankings

National: No. 890

Position: No. 136

State (Fla.): 132

Note: Data according to 247Sports composite rankings

Calvin Lockett: Commitment

Nearly 20 teams chased Calvin Lockett on the recruiting trail, including Big Ten rivals Wisconsin, Illinois, Purdue and Indiana as well as ACC squads Virginia, Virginia Tech and Iowa’s Pinstripe Bowl opponent, Boston College.

But Iowa was the squad that intrigued Lockett throughout the recruiting process and after his official visit in early December, Lockett chose the Hawkeyes.

Lockett is tall, standing nearly 6-foot-3, and weighs 170 pounds. He’s got blazing speed and his high school numbers belie the impact he’ll have on a team. In Lockett’s final two seasons, he caught 23 passes for 582 yards and 7 touchdowns.

“It’s a good fit because they want a receiver that can win on the outside and block on run plays. I do that now,” Lockett told Hawkeye Nation’s Rob Howe.

Iowa receiver coach Kelton Copeland hails from Florida and this was his first major recruit from his home state. Copeland joined the program back in February.

“Coach Copeland is a cool and chill dude,” Lockett told Howe. “He relates to me. I feel like he’s an honest man and that’s someone I want to be around. Also, he’s serious about his job.”

Lockett was a team captain at Largo and posted a 3.0 grade-point-average. The Hawkeyes have a young receiving corps, which could provide Lockett with a chance to play right away.

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