Dante Lovett Discusses Virginia Tech Decision

Dante Lovett
Dante Lovett plans to play cornerback for Virginia Tech. (@dante_lovett)

Dante Lovett
Defensive Back, Class of 2023
DeMatha, Hyattsville, MD
6-1, 185

Right now, DeMatha (Md.) 2023 three-star Dante Lovett is committed to playing football at Virginia Tech. But if all goes right, he could add a sport to his college athletic career.

Lovett announced his pledge to the Hokies on May 8. He chose them out of more than a dozen scholarship offers, but a top four that also included Cincinnati, Maryland and Boston College. The decision came after three visits to Blacksburg, but just one this spring, for a spring practice, when the offer came on April 12. The circumstances around that offer for Lovett were quite telling.

“My thing is, I had a lot of schools try to hop in at the end of my recruitment,” he said. “A lot came in to try to get in the top four. I’m big on people who were there from the start and showed love from the start. They were recruiting me, but when the new staff came, they kept it 100%. They said, ‘come and we’ll offer.’ And they did. They made a big impact on my mom and me.”