WR Lockhart Chooses Virginia Tech

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One day after returning home from an official visit to Virginia Tech, West Boca Raton (Boca Raton, FL) wide receiver Robert Lockhart verbally committed to head coach Frank Beamer and company. The Hokies win out over Kansas State and Nebraska, among others, and now boast 20 commitments in the 2011 class.

The 6-2, 175-pound senior had a whirlwind month of January, making official visits to all three finalists over the course of a week. Virginia Tech scored the final visit, which turned out to be enough to sway the talented prospect.

“The visit to VT went very well,” Robert’s mother, Lyn, wrote to TSL via e-mail Monday morning, before her son had made his college choice. Robert confirmed his commitment late Monday night via text message.

A starter at wide receiver and free safety at West Boca Raton, Lockhart is being recruited by Virginia Tech to play wide receiver. He is the third wide receiver recruit in Tech’s 2011 class, joining Mallard Creek (Charlotte, N.C.) standout Kevin Asante and Liberty Christian Academy (Lynchburg, VA) speedster Demitri Knowles.

As a senior, Lockhart hauled in 34 receptions for 686 yards and six touchdowns. A good athlete, he is averaging 21 points per game for the West Boca Raton varsity basketball squad.

“I have nice size. I’m fast. I’m quick, and I consider myself a great route runner,” Lockhart said in a previous interview discussing his talents at wide receiver. “I think I have the total package. I see myself as an X receiver, but maybe moving around too.”

TSL will have much more on Lockhart’s commitment on Tuesday, so stay tuned. You can also check out a report by the PalmBeachPost.com, which is linked for you below.