Lovett getting a lot of early attention

One of the top JUCO wideouts in Northern California this year is Contra Costa's Najee Lovett (5-9, 170). The talented receiver was named All-Conference last fall as a freshman and because of his quickness, hands and playmaking abilities, he has several four-year programs eyeing his talents...

Lovett prepped at St. Mary's High School in Berkeley, California and was a standout on the football field as well as the classroom. However, he didn't get any scholarship offers, so he decided to stay relatively close to home and play for a coach he knew well.

"I was pretty heavily recruited, but I was the second-choice for a lot of schools and when they started getting commitments from other kids, the offers sorta fell through for me," Lovett told "I knew coach (Alonzo) Carter pretty well and he has a great reputation, so I decided to come here and I have had a great time playing ball and going to school."

As a freshman last season, Lovett earned First Team All-Conference honors by posting 39 receptions for 613 yards and seven touchdowns while playing both outside and in the slot.

"I played a lot of the 'Z' position which is on the same side as the tight end and I also was in the slot alot," Lovett noted.

This summer, the talented receiver with 4.45 speed said he's working on a couple of things to help him be that much more explosive as a sophomore.

"I'm working on being a lot more consistent," Lovett said. "I'm very consistent already, but you can never be consistent enough and I also am working on my route-running because that's something you always need to work on."

Recruiting has been pretty steady for Lovett since the start of spring and he's got several programs interested in what he can do on the football field.

"Eastern Washington has been trying to get me up for a visit and if they offer, they want me this summer so I can be there for the fall," Lovett said. "I'm looking at it. They are a great team and they could be a good option for me, but if not then I will come back for my sophomore season and then leave after that."

In addition to the FCS National Champions, Lovett said he is also hearing from Washington State, Cal, Iowa State and Hawaii.

"All of them are spread teams, so that sorta fits what I do best," Lovett said. "I feel like I can play in any offense, but the spread fits me perfectly."

If he opts to sign with Eastern Washington and enroll there this summer, Lovett will have four years to play three but if not, he plans to sign with a school in December and he will have three years to play two following the 2011 football season.

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