I guess I've been asleep at the wheel. I was playing with Contacts+ and noticed that they had a widget. This led me to try to put something on my Skyrocket's lockscreen. Since the Skyrocket is still running Ice Cream Sandwich (4.1.2) I couldn't put a widget on my lockscreen but I was able to put a shortcut there.
Somehow I had missed that along the way but I apparently wasn't the only one. This thread tries to explain how to do it.
Here's what I did.
Go to "Settings" and then tap on "Lock screen."
Tap on "Lock screen options."
Make sure that the "Shortcuts" slider is "ON" and then (and here's the trick) tap on "Shortcuts."
Tap on the "+."
Now select an application to put on the lockscreen.