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McDevitt Lancer S/LB Lonnie Rice will be a Bull, committed to Buffalo @lonnie2152 @MikeWakins

Tagged under: District 1, News, Recruiting

| June 24, 2019


Army, Morgan St, Air Force, Navy, Albany, RMU, Fordham, Sacred Heart all took their shots.  None could complete a pass. Buffalo, however, scored the winning TD with Bishop McDevitt hybrid safety Lonnie Rice.  Lonnie has the size (6-1, 190) and the speed to do what is needed at the D1 level. His athleticism on the field matches his respect for people and the game off the field.  Yesterday, Lonnie hauled in his first score of 2019 by committing to the Buffalo Bulls.  He announced his decision on twitter:

We caught up with Lonnie and asked him about his decision:

PFN: How long have you played football?

Lonnie: I’ve played football since I was 4 years old.

PFN: Why did you choose to commit to the Bull?

Lonnie: I chose Buffalo Because I felt as though it was the best opportunity for my family to catch every game and for me to come in and compete for a spot for early playing time.

PFN: Why commit early?

Lonnie: Spots are filling up really fast and , I knew I wanted to go to Buffalo the day they offered me so I was like why wait if I know what I want already.

PFN: Who was your biggest influence at Buffalo, who recruited you?

Lonnie: The Defensive of Coordinator and The Linebackers Coach I’ve had a good relationship with them from the beginning and they told me I was there guy they wanted since day 1. Also through out the year different staff members came to visit me at my school.

PFN: What are they getting in player like you?

Lonnie: Number 1 they’re not just getting a player they’re getting a leader that values his team and academics and will do whatever it takes to keep winning games for the program and keep the culture going. Also they’re getting a Coachable player who’s not afraid to make mistakes and learn from and I won’t give up !

PFN: What was the recruiting process like for you?

Lonnie: It’s was good I enjoyed it and I enjoyed camp season as well but I think it was time to cut everything short and get right to business so I can focus on my senior year and future.

PFN: What position were you recruited for?

Lonnie: Hybrid Safety, so basically a Rover Outside Linebacker.

PFN: Do you know what you’d like to study?

Lonnie: Business, I would like to go in and learn the ropes of being a successful entrepreneur.

PFN: What do you think is the most exciting thing about the UB program?

Lonnie: The culture there! The environment I look at UB as my high school Mcdevitt it’s a good place to come and help keep the culture stay in good shape

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