BREAKING: FSU Star Defensive Tackle Announces Return for 2023

BREAKING: FSU Star Defensive Tackle Announces Return for 2023

Florida State is focusing on reloading its roster for the 2023 season, whether it’s through the portal or on the recruiting trail. The Seminoles are preparing to field a talented roster with the return of players like quarterback Jordan Travis and linebacker Karen DeLoach. They also added top transfers in tight end Jaheim Bel and offensive lineman Jeremiah Byers. After the announcement of one returning defensive lineman, this roster will see a significant boost in talent as well as veteran leadership.

READ MORE: Florida State’s wild win in the Cheez-It Bowl is greeted by its Recruits

Defensive Tackle Fabien LOVETT Sr. announced to the public that he would be playing football again for the Seminoles on New Year’s Day.

“Three Years ago, I made the decision that I wanted to be a part of the Nole family. My teammates, coaches, administration, as well as the community, have been life-changing. I will never forget the amazing experiences we shared and the opportunities Florida State has given me. Through the good and the bad, I have always said that I would choose Florida State again. That was exactly what guided my decision-making during another crucial decision in my life. We’re not done yet! See you in 2023. Go Noles!

The Mississippi native was a highly-ranked recruit right out of high school. He led his team to the 5A playoff semifinal and played in the 2017 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star. Lovett was initially committed to Mississippi State. He played in 13 games and had 19 tackles. The Bulldogs’ defensive tackle, however, announced his intention to transfer soon after. He eventually chose to attend Florida State before the 2020 season.

Fabien LOVETT has been a leader and key contributor to the defense of the ‘Noles since then. In March 2021, Fabien Lovett Sr. was there to witness the birth of his first son, Fabien Jr. This newfound fatherhood is what he attributes a lot of his increased motivation, accountability, and motivation. Lovett said, “He keeps me going.” It makes everything more difficult because you have to be responsible. It’s not about you.

Scroll down to continue

No image description

He has been praised for his outstanding play as a defensive lineman throughout his career at Florida State. After a 2021 season in which he had 28 total tackles, 10 solo tackles and 2 sacks, many expected him to declare to the 2022 NFL Draft. Many were surprised when Lovett shared the news on Twitter that he would be staying for the 2022 season.

To open his 2022 campaign, Lovett recorded 2 tackles against LSU. However, he sustained a lower-leg injury during the final drive that kept he out of action for five games. Lovett returned to the line-up in October against Georgia Tech. He played the remainder of the season with 10 total tackles, 1sack and 1 forced fumble.

Lovett will have the opportunity to continue his legacy at Florida State 2023 after today’s announcement. He will be joining a defense line that many consider to be Florida State’s strongest position group.

READ MORE: Travis Hunter and Hykeem Williams clash over Early Signing Day comments

Stay with NoleGameday For more coverage of Florida State football during the 2023 offseason, click here

Follow NoleGameday Twitter And Facebook

Continue reading