Makai Lovett is as versatile as it gets, shining on the field at both wide receiver and quarterback.
He’ll have the opportunity to be an elite pass-catcher at the Division 1 level, after announcing his commitment to the University of South Dakota through social media on Thursday.
“They have everything I can ask for,” said Lovett. ” [They have] what I want to study and my play style [because] they pass the ball 100% of the time.”
Lovett comes off of an impressive season at Miami High, filling up the stat-sheet in every category on offense. He threw for over 1,000 yards and 11 touchdowns while scrambling for 14 scores. Lovett also caught 20 passes for 115 yards and garnered two receiving touchdowns for the 8-4 Stingarees.
The 6-foot, 190-pound prospect also holds offers from Florida State, Utah, FAU, FIU, and Tennessee State. He’s ranked a three-star recruit and the No. 265 receiver in the country, according to 247Sports.
Lovett becomes the Coyotes’ first class of 2021 commit. He says he’s built a great relationship with coach Bob Nielson and the rest of the coaching staff at South Dakota, adding that they Facetime often and talk about more than just football.
From day one, Lovett looks to make an impact on and off the field and ensures that South Dakota is getting a gem.
“They’re getting a full blown athlete. I can [do] it all, I learn quick, I’m coachable, and I do what’s best for my team.”