Earlier in the offseason, both Lovett and Jones decided to transfer out of Mississippi State and head to Florida State. First-year head coach Mike Norvell has been very active managing the transfer portal since taking over in Tallahassee. It’s worked, too, with the addition of several key players.
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Lovett was the first to commit for Florida State, back in April. During the 2019 season with Mississippi State, the 6-foot-4, 315-pound Lovett appeared in 13 games, recording 19 tackles, including 2.5 for loss. A former 3-star prospect in the 2018 class, Lovett played in two games in 2018, then took a redshirt.
Several other Power Five programs chased Lovett after he entered the portal: Florida, Oregon, Michigan, Tennessee and Ole Miss. Lovett is a redshirt sophomore.
After entering the transfer portal in late May, Jones quickly committed to Florida State on June 1. As a true freshman in 2019, Jones played in 11 games. A former 4-star recruit, Jones recorded 12 total tackles, two pass break-ups and one fumble recovery. He’s a true sophomore now.
Both guys will help boost a defense at multiple levels of the field.