5-Star WR target Kaliq Lockett has 'love for Texas'

Texas is standing out to 5-Star WR priority Kaliq Lockett a little over one month out from his official visit to Austin in late June.
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One of the top wide receiver prospects in the nation in the 2025 class, Sachse (TX) five-star Kaliq Lockett, is a key in-state priority for Texas football entering summer official visits. Texas is one of the four schools scheduled to get an official visit from Lockett in June.

Texas football making elite WR target Kaliq Lockett feel like a priority this offseason

Lockett is scheduled to officially visit Texas in late June (June 21-23). He's also scheduled to officially visit the LSU Tigers (May 31-June 2), USC Trojans (June 7-9), and Florida State Seminoles (June 14-16).

The summer official visit will be Lockett's first return trip to Texas since he was in Austin for Longhorn City Limits on April 6. Longhorn City Limits was Lockett's first unofficial visit to Texas of the 2024 offseason.

He had a good experience during his trip to Austin last month. And it sounds like he likes what he's hearing and seeing from the Texas coaches and the direction of the program entering the summer. Head coach Steve Sarkisian and wide receivers coach Chris Jackson have done a nice job in this recruitment, selling Lockett on the player development and his fit with this offense.

Lockett told Horns247 this week (paid content) that if he goes to Texas, "I know I'll be successful" in Sarkisian's offense. He also said that "Sark will put me in the best position to win" and to be "one of the best receivers in college football".

The No. 2 wide receiver recruit in the nation in the 2025 class in the 247Sports Composite and On3 Industry Ranking has built good relationships with Sarkisian and Jackson. The Texas coaches keep in constant communication with Lockett, which has really resonated with the elite wideout and his family.

Texas has really moved the needle in this recruitment since last fall. Lockett said that since late last fall, he's noticed that "they want me bad and I'm starting to feel that, that love for Texas".

The Longhorns have an excellent pitch to sell with the recent NFL Draft haul it had with a record-breaking 11 players selected in the first six rounds last week. Texas had three wide receivers selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, including two in the first two rounds for the first time in program history.

Xavier Worthy was selected in the first round (28th overall) by the Kansas City Chiefs. And the Indianapolis Colts selected Adonai Mitchell 52nd overall in the second round.

Texas's ability to recruit and develop wide receiver talent at this level in the last couple of years has elevated their pitch even more on the recruiting trail to top targets at the position in the 2025 and 2026 classes.

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