Enhanced Rockledge offensive lineman, committed to UF

By on August 15, 2022 0

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In May, Rockledge offensive lineman Bryce Lovett announced his commitment to play football at the University of Florida.

Lovett was drawn to the Gators because of the new direction he feels the program is taking after the hiring of new head coach Billy Napier.

“I would probably say the new coaching staff and what they have for the team on and off the pitch. They are doing everything they can to improve the future.” says Lovett.

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Early in his high school career, Lovett recognized that he needed to take more steps to become a better football player.

As for the start of his second season of high school football, Lovett said that was when he really started to improve his game.

“I grew a lot. In first year, I wasn’t very big, I was playing on JV, I didn’t really have any motivation,” Lovett said. “Sophomore year I kind of came out of my shell and started working out a lot every day on the court and in the weight room.”

The extra work provided by Lovett has been noticed by several Power Five programs, such as Kentucky, Arkansas and Duke.

Head coach Wayne Younger has acknowledged how much impact Lovett has had on the Raiders throughout his football career.

“Bryce has been with us for four years and he’s a great player. He’s a great human being,” Younger said.

After a 9-3 season last year, Rockledge will have Lovett on the offensive line for one final season, and Younger has high expectations for the senior.

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“He’s got a lot of power, good flexibility and has done a really good job for us at tackle over the last three years, and we’re expecting a big year from him in his senior year,” Younger said.

Lovett, who primarily plays good tackle for the Raiders, is excited to play for the Gators and already has a major in mind for his on-campus enrollment.

“I’m pretty sure I’m going to do sports management,” Lovett said. “I want to coach after college or the NFL. So I want to coach college football, and I feel like that will help me.”