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Lovett planning post-season visits

Tampa (Fla.) Hillsborough wide receiver Charles Lovett has put his recruitment on the backburner while he focuses on his senior season. Despite his focus being on the field, the 5-foot-8, 170 pound wide receiver has a good idea of who he will officially visit when it comes time to hunker down and works towards a final decision.
"I won't take my official visits until after my season," Lovett said. "USF, Duke, East Carolina, and FIU are schools I am probably going to visit. If I get a late offer or something, then I will probably take that for a visit."
Duke was the most recent school to offer Lovett. In addition to the Blue Devils, he holds offers from Colorado State, East Carolina, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Middle Tennessee State, New Mexico, North Texas, and South Florida. He avoided naming his list in order, but did admit two schools have emerged as frontrunners.
"They are in no particular order," Lovett said. "I just want to take my visits first and then I will be able to know. I like East Carolina and Duke for different reasons, but I really want to just check out a number of schools and see what is best for me."
When he steps on campus, the speedy wide receiver wants to find a place that feels like home, among other things.
"I want to feel like I am not too far away, even if I am far from home, I want to feel like I am with a family and accepted," Lovett said. "Playing time, how fast I am going to see the field, the graduation rate, there is a lot of stuff, I could name things all day."
As a junior, Lovett had 44 receptions for 1,108 yards and eight touchdowns. He said his senior season hasn't gone as well, but he is contribution as a running back, wide receiver, and on special teams.
"It hasn't gone how I thought it would go," Lovett said. "Our quarterback left after last year and we have a young quarterback now, he is inexperienced. We are just learning as we go. I do think I have done on special teams this year, on kickoff returns and stuff."
Lovett is academically qualified with a score of 26 on the ACT.
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