Edmondson QB Lovelocke headed south
Edmondson quarterback Jerry Lovelocke will play his college football in Texas.
The 6-foot-5, 215-pound senior will sign with Prairie View A&M, Red Storm coach Dante Jones said today.
“It was within the last couple days,” Jones said. “After he took the visit, Prairie View was the highest on his list. Jerry wanted to get away from home. He went on the visit and they play a good brand of football. They won the [Southwestern Athletic Conference] last year. So a lot of things weighed into his decision.”
Lovelocke chose the Panthers over Morgan State, Norfolk State and Rhode Island. Earlier in his recruitment, Lovelocke sported offers from several MAC schools.
“What happened was, coming into the summer, a lot of the bigger programs are looking for commitments early,” Jones said. “And Jerry had some work to do to get where he needed to be. He pulled everything together, but with the bigger programs, you have to be ready when they’re ready.”
Lovelocke joins a Prairie View A&M program that went undefeated in the SWAC last season and won its first conference championship since 1964.
“He’s excited,” Jones said. “Prairie View is a great program. They have a quarterback that’s a fifth-year senior that he’ll be able to learn from. So it’s an ideal situation.”
Baltimore Sun photo of Jerry Lovelocke by Kenneth K. Lam / Sept. 5, 2009