Iowa one of two favorites for Florida receiver Calvin Lockett

Photo courtesy of Calvin Lockett

By Tyler Devine

IOWA CITY, Iowa - The Iowa football program has emerged as one of two favorite schools for three-star 2018 receiver Calvin Lockett.

The 6-foot-2, 160-pound Lockett has yet to visit Iowa, but holds the football program and the school in high regard based on what he's gathered so far.

"My interest for Iowa is high right now," said Lockett, a native of Largo, Fla. "I like how hard they work and how good the program is."

Lockett also favors Oregon State at this time, but he said Friday that Iowa has one advantage over the Beavers.

Former Hawkeye defensive back Marcus Paschal is Lockett's high school coach and has raved about the Iowa program.

"He has helped me a lot," Lockett said." Also since he went to Iowa, he has information that he can tell me about the school.He told me that he enjoyed his time there and that it's a great program. Also it's different from here. Like the people there are friendly and make you feel like you're at home."

Lockett plans to visit Iowa during the fall and he looks forward to finding out if he feels as good for him as it do to Paschal, who played safety for the Hawkeyes from 2003-06.

Lockett also plans to make his college choice around that time.

"I want to see if it is a place I can fit in and make my home for the time I'm there," Lockett said. "I want to make my decision before fall."

Lockett also has scholarship offers from Wisconsin, Boston College, Central Florida, Florida International, Illinois, Indiana, Marshall, Oregon State, Purdue, Southern Mississippi, South Florida, Syracuse, Toledo, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Western Michigan.