Posted: 1:27 pm Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Virginia Tech makes strong push for West Boca Raton WR Robert Lockhart 

By Jeff Greer

After having one of the most productive seasons among receivers, West Boca Raton’s Robert Lockhart has some big-name schools highly interested in him.

Robert Lockhart

Robert Lockhart

Lockhart (6-1, 180, No. 36 on the Big Board) has scholarship offers from Kansas State, Vanderbilt, FIU, FAU, Eastern Michigan and several other schools, but it appears as though his offer from Virginia Tech stands out the most. The Hokies offered Lockhart a scholarship in the past few weeks. He reportedly found out about the offer while he was on his official visit at Eastern Michigan.

Asked if he has any favorite schools so far, he responded, “I really like Virginia Tech.” The senior wideout will visit Blacksburg, Va., on Jan. 28. He plans to visit Kansas State on Sunday, Jan. 23, after playing in the bowl formerly known as the Outback Bowl.

“Virginia Tech is probably the favorite,” Lockhart recently told Rivals.com. “I really like Virginia Tech. I like their offense, the system and all the coaches. I really like the head coach (Frank Beamer) and I see some of the players from Florida have a lot of success at Virginia Tech.”

The Hokies have former area star Jayron Hosley (Atlantic) and two other Floridians on their roster. Current Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Brandon Flowers, another Atlantic product, played at Virginia Tech for three years. Virginia Tech was in Miami for the Orange Bowl over the holidays.

Lockhart, who is also a star basketball player at West Boca, had 34 catches this season for 686 yards and six touchdowns. He earned Palm Beach Post All-Area First Team honors. He has good speed (4.5 40), solid strength and is an exceptional leaper.

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