Published Saturday, November 16, 2013 AT 10:47 AM / Updated at 1:22 PM
Recruiting: Huskers get commitment from linebacker Jaevon Walton and juco receiver Robert Lockhart
Big Red Today Omaha World-Herald

Robert Lockhart, a receiver from Hinds (Miss.) Community College, became the third wideout in Nebraska’s 2014 class when he gave his verbal commitment to the team Saturday morning. The commitment was first reported by Huskers Illustrated.

Later on Saturday, New Orleans Edna Karr linebacker Jaevon Walton switched his commitment from Louisiana-Lafayette to Nebraska after visiting Lincoln for Nebraska’s win over Northwestern.

“I felt it was family oriented and I felt comfortable there,” Walton told HuskerOnline about switching to Nebraska. “I felt that I could make a major impact there.”

Walton, who is close with Nebraska tight end Cethan Carter, is a 6-foot, 230-pound MIKE or WILL linebacker. He also plays some on offense for Edna Karr and is the son of former Alabama defensive end and former first round pick John Copeland.

Lockhart joins receivers Monte Harrison and Demornay Pierson-El in the 2014 class and bring NU’s class to a total of 14 known commits.

“My visit to Nebraska for the Northwestern game went great and I was real high on the Huskers out of high school,” Lockhart told 247Sports.

Formerly a member of the Miami Hurricanes’ 2012 class, Lockhart transferred after an ACL injury his freshman year. He will have three years to play two seasons.

NU assistant Rich Fisher was the lead recruiter for Lockhart, who also held offers from Ole Miss and Florida International.

Check out Lockhart’s player card here and Walton’s player card here. For complete recruiting coverage, check out Omaha.com/recruiting.

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