Florida State DT Fabien Lovett announces plan for future

Sean Labar01/13/22

Florida State defensive tackle Fabien Lovett is returning to Tallahassee to play another season for the Seminoles, according to his official social media accounts.

The 6-foot-4, 310-pound sophomore was a welcomed addition for Mike Norvell and company in 2021 in his second season since transferring from Mississippi State. He closed out the season with 28 total tackles and two sacks.

In 2020 Lovett made his debut for Florida State, appearing in eight games with two starts and recorded 14 tackles, including 1.5 for loss with one sack. He registered career-high five tackles, including one for loss, at North Carolina State.

Before making the move to join the Seminoles, Lovett Made 13 starts in 15 games for the Bulldogs in the SEC and recorded 19 tackles, with 2.5 for loss and a sack.

This is a significant move as Norvell and his staff continue to rebuild a team that is capable of making a run in the wide-open ACC in 2022.

Florida State has had a prestigious athletics department for years. The Seminoles are consistently one of the premier teams in the Atlantic Coast Conference and have a rich history of success. Because of the success it has had and the publicity it receives, Florida State has been able to land many big-name recruits, simply due to the fact that players can go to Tallahassee and build their brand.

With the Name, Image and Likeness era now in full-swing, On3 has created a way to quantify how valuable an athlete’s brand is. On Jan. 7, the first On3 NIL 100 dropped — featuring some big names from Florida State in the Top 100.

The rankings feature high school and college athletes based on On3 NIL Valuation. Among them, four Florida State athletes make the Top 100. Additionally, the rankings also show the change in each players’ valuation and how many social media followers they have.

The NIL 100: Highest ranked Florida State players

38) QB McKenzie Milton – $222,000. A former three-star recruit out of the Class of 2016, Milton – who transferred to Florida State from UCF – threw for 775 yards, three touchdowns and six interceptions this season in his first action since suffering his devastating leg injury back in 2018. Milton has a social media following of 107,000 people from Instagram and Twitter.

44) Edge Jermaine Johnson – $199,000. Johnson had a big season for Florida State in 2021, putting up 70 total tackles and 12 sacks with two forced fumbles. He has a social media following of 47,000 people from Instagram and Twitter.

46) SF Cam’Ron Fletcher (Florida State basketball) – $192,000. The former four-star small forward out of the 2020 class is averaging 6.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and shooting 50% from the field for the Seminoles this season. Fletcher has a social media following of 158,000 people from Instagram, TikTok and Twitter.

87) WR Mycah Pittman (Transfer from Oregon) – $127,000. Pittman, who transferred to Florida State from Oregon, finished his Oregon career with 38 receptions for 547 yards and two touchdowns over three seasons. Pittman is a former four-star recruit out of the Class of 2019.