Lovett Exploring New Offer

Garden State running back Jon Lovett has a top four, but picked up a new offer on Monday.

Marlton (N.J.) Cherokee High running back Jon Lovett has a top four of RutgersBoston CollegeMaryland and Temple. Could a new school be working into that mix?

Lovett picked up another offer on Monday, this from a regional ACC program in Syracuse. The Orange have been in communication with him for some time. In fact, the 6-foot-1 back visited for their junior day. He says Syracuse is contact "a whole lot." They could be a whole lot more going forward. 

"He came to my school but I was testing so he came back around and did it," Lovett said of the offer. "He says that they need tough backs that can run, catch, etc. It was shocking because when I went up to their junior day, it was so many kids that they didn't see me."

They certainly see him now after extending the offer. The trick now for Syracuse is cracking that top four. So how do they do that? It may start with a visit. 

"I've got to get back up there and visit again," Lovett said. "Going to talk to my dad about it."

Safe to say Syracuse will want to get Lovett on campus as soon as they can in order to make an impression and make themselves real players in his recruitment. 

Trying to hold off the Orange are several schools, including the local program, Rutgers. There are many reasons why Lovett is high on the Scarlet Knights. 

"I just like that it's my home team," he said. "They have been recruiting a lot of talent."

Interestingly, Syracuse and Rutgers both have new coaching staff's in place. While his relationship with the Orange is "getting stronger," Lovett has a bond with his primary recruiter in Piscataway. 

"It's (running backs coach) Zak Khur," Lovett said. "It's tight. He is on me a lot."

Lovett says he has no current timeframe for a decision.

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