The Love's coming to Arkansas

North Little Rock cornerback Jamar Love (6-2, 190, 4.41) becomes the 17th scholarship player to verbal to the Razorbacks with a commitment on Wednesday.

North Little Rock cornerback Jamar Love admits that he was feeling a little hurt that the Univesity of Arkansas felt a bit indifferent about him after a subpar senior season.

But once new defensive Razorback defensive coordinator Reggie Herring made him a priority, Love was ready to show his appreciation right back.

"I really feel wanted now and that was big to me and also in the end I wanted to be a Razorback and stay in state and play for my favorite team," Love said. "So there was no reason not to go ahead and commit."

Love (6-2, 190, 4.4) had a visit set to South Carolina set for this weekend, but has now canceled that and decided to just take his visit to Arkansas on Jan. 28-30.

It was known that the Razorbacks' allotment of scholarships was filling up quickly.

"I felt like it was the right time to go ahead and commit because Arkansas is where I want to go," Love said.

Love had gotten home visits from Arkansas head coach Houston Nutt, running backs coach Danny Nutt and Razorback secondary coach Bobby Allen.

"They were all very positive with me and very honest about how the reason that had cooled on me was because I just did not have a good senior season," Love said. "I know I could have done a lot better. Some people think I had too much pressure on me, but I think it was just a thing of not being as focused and hungry as I was when I was a junior."

Love, who also drew interest from Ole Miss and Oklahoma State, is anxious to be coached by Herring, who had the country's number one defense at North Carolina State last season.

"It's hard to argue with that and I want to be a part of that and can't wait to play for him," Love said. "It's all just kind of coming together for me."


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