Who is Dominic Lovett?

Missouri wide receiver Dominic Lovett (7)
Missouri wide receiver Dominic Lovett (7) /

Dominic Lovett, the 4-star recruit from East St. Louis, Illinois came to the University of Missouri in the 2021 class. The 5’10, 185-pound wide receiver started six games as a freshman, catching 26 passes for 173 yards, and 1 touchdown.

Some background on Dominic Lovett. Coming out of high school, Dominic was rated a 4-star recruit by both Rivals.com and 247 Sports.

Dominic Lovett received offers from several big programs, many of them in the SEC. In the end, he chose to stay home, attending the University of Missouri. More than just a great football player, Lovett was an exceptional student, making the honor roll while being one of the best athletes in the country. Lovett finished his 2019 (high school senior year) season with 17 receptions for 1,549 yards and 17 touchdowns.

He was rated the No. 2 player in the St. Louis, MO metropolitan area, and ranked No. 34 at wide receiver in all the nation. With this, success is expected, but few thought Dominic Lovett would hit his sophomore campaign this hard. Through four games, he is leading the SEC in receiving yards, with 376. The consistency is impressive. The total yards do not consist of just a few big plays. Each game he shows up and makes plays. Lovett has five or more catches in three of his four games.

  • 9/1: 5 receptions, 102 yards
  • 9/10: 7 receptions, 132 yards
  • 9/17: 3 receptions, 66 yards
  • 9/24: 6 receptions, 76 yards

Dominic Lovett is finding his way around nicely in his second season, already doubling last year’s output in receiving yards. He also has one carry for 18 yards in the 2022 season.

With most of the attention on Missouri wide receiver, Luther Burden, Lovett has quietly rose to the top of the SEC individual wide-receiver rankings. Still-green, Quarterback Brady Cook has been able to find comfort and reliability in Lovett. A necessary step for both Brady Cook and Dominic Lovett.

Saturday’s matchup against top-ranked Georgia is sure to demand more of the second-year receiver. The Georgia Bulldogs enter Saturday’s game with the 8th ranked defense in the country. A team that also ranks 7th in completion percentage. If Lovett can turn out another big game, he will put all of college football on notice.

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