The Michigan State Spartans football program just landed a big-time recruit, as highly-touted wide receiver Terry Lockett Jr, has verbally committed to MSU.
While Lockett is yet to break the news on his personal Twitter account, his personal Instagram page reads “Michigan state football commit” in his bio. He is expected to sign with the Spartans this Wednesday on National Early Signing Day.
Lockett is a highly regarded wide receiver prospect no matter which recruiting website you’re looking at. Rivals ranks him as a four-star, and sees him as the No. 6 athlete in the entire 2020 class. Rivals also has him as the No. 2 player overall in the state of Minnesota. Meanwhile, 247Sports itself and the 247 Composite rankings list Lockett as a high three-star. According to the Composite, he is the No. 92 wide receiver in the country, No. 3 player in Minnesota and No. 557 (regardless of position) nationally.
The Minnehaha Academy (Minneapolis) star had an impressive offers list, with several Big Ten teams vying for his services. Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers and Cincinnati all offered the 6-feet tall, 165-pound athlete. Additionally, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Stanford have shown interest, but are yet to offer.
According to MN Football Hub, Lockett caught 53 balls for 1,030 yards and 14 touchdowns this season. These numbers earned him second-team honors on the Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro offensive team. He also plays defensive back and returns kicks/punts.
On a personal level, Lockett has a lot connections to the state of Michigan. His father, Terry Sr., grew up in Detroit, and he has family members who are graduates of Michigan State or current students. The young athlete is also a talented point guard on the hardwood, having formerly played for SPIRE Academy in Ohio where he played with current Spartan Rocket Watts.
This makes 20 commits in Michigan State’s 2020 class, and the ninth offensive player. He is the fourth wide receiver in the group, joining Ian Stewart, Ricky White and Montorie Foster. This should be a deep group for MSU in 2020, as they’ll join returning Spartans such as Cody White, Jalen Nailor, C.J. Hayes, Laress Nelson, Jayden Reed, Julian Barnett, Tre Mosley and others.