Miami appears to be getting a bigger, stronger version of the player who had a breakout senior season at West Boca, when Lockhart was a was a 6-foot-2, 175-pound two-sport star. According to his former coach, Lockhart now stands 6-3 and close to 200 pounds. “He’s filled out,” Dodaro said. “He’s really a big boy.”
West Boca defensive coordinator Junior Moran, who is Lockhart’s first cousin, said Lockhart had a hard time choosing between the programs. His former coach, Dodaro, said Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer pleaded with Lockhart during a recent in-home visit. Moran felt Lockhart wanted to stay close to his family and play with the UM’s talented incoming class.