Iowa City, Iowa – Now that the 2018 college football signing day is officially in the past our team at Hawkeye Heaven is going to put together a series of articles where we highlight each of the 22 commitments Iowa received. We’ll share each recruit’s highlights, and do our best to mention what jumps out at us about each player on tape. Then we will predict what kind of an impact we think they will make in a Hawkeye uniform. Next up is 3 star, WR Calvin Lockett.
Calvin Lockett is at 6’2″ and currently weighs 170 lbs. He’s a wide receiver whose combination of length and speed give him the ability to stretch the field.
Lockett is a 3-star recruit. 247Sports has him as the 132nd overall prospect in the state of Florida and the 136th best WR in the country. Lockett chose Iowa over offers from Boston College, Florida International, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Oregon State, Purdue, South Florida, Southern Miss, Syracuse, Toledo, UCF, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Western Michigan and Wisconsin.
Please respect my decision 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/cXgO…
— Calvin Lockett (@CalvinJr018) December 14, 2017
Iowa’s wide receiver coach, Kelton Copeland, is from Florida. Lockett was his first major recruit from his home state. Coach Copeland has been with the Iowa program for just over a year now. Lockett was a team captain at Largo High School and posted a 3.0 grade-point-average.
Lockett appears to be the full package. He comes in with a lengthy frame and speed to go along with it. There are many times that you will see the Largo QB simply heave it in his general vicinity and Lockett either out-runs or out-jumps the coverage. He shows nice hands in his highlight reel as well.
Lockett may be an incoming freshman, but you can bet that he will be accustomed to the way Iowa does things the second he arrives on campus. This is due to the fact that his head coach at Largo High School is former Hawkeye, Marcus Paschal.
Iowa continues to search for answers at the WR position. With Calvin’s frame, he brings a huge upside to a position that’s in need of some production. Whether or not that will come in his first year on campus is to be determined. There will certainly be an opportunity for young talent to emerge at WR. The Hawkeyes can’t afford to leave talent on the bench at this position.
I anticipate the Iowa coaching staff will wait and see how much weight they can pack on his 6’2″ frame. That will determine if or when he’s ready to take on B1G defensive backs. If nothing else, Lockett may be able to make a name for himself on special teams in his first year or two on campus.
Welcome to the Hawkeye family Calvin!