Syracuse is now the latest team to offer surging three-star defensive linemen Michael Lockhart from the 2020 class.
Lockhart, who is listed at defensive end, but likely has the ability to move inside at 6-5, 250, hails from Birmingham, Alabama. He currently has several offers, including Colorado, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Nebraska and Virginia.
Lockhart originally committed to UAB in mid-October of 2018, but rose up the rankings in December and later de-committed before getting a majority of high-profile offers.
The Orange threw their hats in the ring on Sunday, the same day as Mississippi State.
— Michael Lockhart (@the205mike) January 13, 2019
He has already taken two of his five official visits. One to Chattanooga and his latest coming over the weekend to UNC with new head coach Mack Brown.
— Michael Lockhart (@the205mike) January 14, 2019
It appears Lockhart has already scheduled an official visit to Mississippi State in a couple weeks, according to the 247sports.com website. If that’s the case, he would only have two remaining officials.
Defensive line, wide receiver, offensive line and likely quarterback after the Chance Aimee news appear to be the position groups of priority for the class of 2020, at least based on volume of offers to those groups so far.
Both ends Kendall Coleman and Alton Robinson are set to graduate after next year so it makes sense that SU would be going after defensive line hard in this cycle.
Lockhart’s current grade on 247sports.com is an 83. For perspective, Coleman, Sean Riley, Evan Foster and Andrew Armstrong were all around that grade from the 2016 class.
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