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Earlier today, the Florida Gators landed yet another commitment, this time from Rockledge (Fla) offensive lineman Bryce Lovett. Lovett became the third commitment Florida landed in recent weeks, announcing his intentions himself on social media.
"First I would like to give a shout out and say thank you to my mom [because] without her [none] of this would be possible. Second I want to thank coach Younger and the rest of the Rockledge football coaching staff for taking the time out of [their] life to coach me and the rest of my teammates," Lovett began when making his announcement.
"I want to thank all my brothers on the team for holding me accountable and keeping me in line. I also want to shout out my bother Zach Lovett for keeping me humble and pushing me to be the best I can be. The last people I want to shout out are my 2 brothers from another mother Andrew and Lucas Diaz and my best friend Aften, I love y'all!!
"With that being said I will be committing to the University of Florida."
When a player commits to a program, it is typical that fans, coaches, media, players and more will share their reactions via social media and Lovett's commitment was no different.
We have compiled some of the best player and staff reactions for your reading pleasure below.
Coaches and staff react:
Gators head coach Billy Napier made sure to offer his signature "sunglasses" emoji right after Lovett announced his intentions to commit to the program. He does this after every commit the program brings in.
Gators co-offensive line coach Rob Sale was on tap today to offer his reaction, a simple 5 = 1, to signify how he views the team's offensive line. Sale has now landed two commitments over the last couple of weeks for Florida.
Player personnel/recruiting staffer Joe Hamilton was pumped to land Lovett, too:
Quality control/OL assistant coach Mike Richard shared his excitement on social media earlier today:
Director of on-campus recruiting/football events Bri Wade, shared her excitement with the acronym, "TMUDTMD" meaning "turn me up, don't turn me down" when Lovett's announcement hit the internet.
Florida director of football operations, Joshua Thompson, shared his reaction which came with a funny video to boot.
Gators assistant AD of recruiting strategy, Katie Turner, kept it simple with just a "GO GATORS!!" to express her excitement:
Fellow 2023 OL commit, Knijeah Harris, who committed to the program just a week and some change ago, shared his excitement with the same message that Sale had for him and Lovett:
Fellow commit, WR Creed Whittemore, who committed to the program the same day Harris did a week and some change ago, had something to say to Lovett after his announcement, too:
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