Sun Devils represent well on Love visit

Big cornerback Kentrell Love has long-viewed Arizona State as a frontrunner in his recruitment and a visit to the school allowed him to get even more perspective on the Sun Devils.

Midway through May, SunDevilScoure.com reported that the Arizona State’s scholarship offer to California cornerback Kentrell Love lifted the Sun Devils to the top of his list.

After the 3-star cornerback visited Tempe Saturday June 6, Love said his interest in ASU remains very high.

“I really like them,” Love said. “They’re pretty much at the top right now especially now that I’ve visited.”

Love is a 6-foot-2, 175-pound cornerback from Corona Centennial in Corona Calif. He said in May that he always had an interest in Arizona State especially with the success former Centennial players have had in the program.

It was also reported that Love was recruited by ASU offensive coordinator Mike Norvell and was offered a scholarship once safeties coach and defensive passing game coordinator Chris Ball saw him in person and signed off on it.

Love said he has connected well with ASU coaches, especially Ball, which is one of the reasons he has high interest in Arizona State.

“He’s pretty much just a cool dude and a great coach,” Love said. “I just watched film, watched how he coaches and hear how the players tell me about him.”

On his unofficial trip to Tempe Saturday, Love said he got to speak with Ball and other assistant coaches. He said he went on a tour of the football facilities and the school campus.

But what really stuck out to Love was his conversation with head coach Todd Graham.

“I talked to coach Graham and he said, ‘It’s not going to be easy but it’s going to be worth it if you come here,’” Love said. “That really inspired me that he’s not there to be my friend. He’s there to actually coach me up.”

He went on to say he saw a lot of similarities between Graham and his head high school coach Matt Logan. He said he liked how Graham said he takes academics very seriously like Logan also does.

Love said he did tour the facility and was impressed by it. He said it is actually the future plans the program has for Sun Devil Stadium that excite him.

He said he discussed the new renovation plans for the stadium with coaches. He likes that changes planned for the football team’s facilities.

“The facility, it was amazing especially how they’re building more to it and they’re going to have their own football section,” Love said. “That’s what I really liked.”

Love said he spoke with Ball about the Sun Devils’ defensive schemes. He said the ASU coaches are really interested in him because of his size and physical style of play.

SunDevilScource.com reported that when ASU offered Love in May, the Sun Devils jumped up into his top-3 schools along with Nebraska and Oregon State.

The Huskers still have a lot of his interest. Love said he might make an unofficial trip to Nebraska this summer along with Colorado.

When it comes to official visits, Love said he wants to officially visit ASU and Nebraska. He's planning to make an official to ASU for one of its early home games.

Love would like to make official visits early because he plans to commit early in the high school football season. He said he wants make his commitment around the third or fourth week of his team's schedule.

He also said it is a possibility he might make his commitment before the football season.

Love is very interested in the Sun Devils after his visit and said the coaches have done most of the leg work of recruiting him.

“They really don’t have to do anything because I’m already interested in them,” Love said. “I really like them. So we’re going to have to keep in touch. That’s about it.”


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