Bishop McDevitt’s Lonnie Rice Becomes A Sought After Football Star

Bishop McDevitt High School’s football star, Lonnie Rice, only a sophomore, has begun the college recruiting process, with one Division 1 offer already on his plate and others not far behind.

Michael Watkins, Bishop McDevitt’s Head Football Coach, speaks very high of Rice. To start, Watkins told Glenside Local that Lonnie Rice is a “very respectful young man who works diligently to be the best that he can be, in all aspects of his life.” Watkins says he basically “lives in the weight room and works extremely hard in and out of the classroom.”

Lonnie Rice, was named team captain for the McDevitt Varsity Football Team, which doesn’t happen often as a sophomore. The 6 foot, 185 lb, also plays both sides of the field, quarterback on offense and corner back on defense.

To date, Lonnie Rice with two more years to go, has begun the recruiting process with one offer from West Point and other schools like Boston College, University of North Carolina and Rutgers University, actively showing interest. His coach senses a lot more offers to come since he is only a sophomore.

“Lonnie is humbled by all the attention he is receiving from such high level institutions”, says coach Watkins. “This young man has had nothing handed to him and he works hard for everything he gets. It is an absolute pleasure to coach him.”

Lonnie Rice’s 2017 awards and recognitions include:

2017 First Team All Catholic

2017 First Team All Eastern PA – Class 2A

2017 Second Team All City

Team Offensive Player of the Year