Loveridge receives BYU offer

Jordan Loveridge has been hard not to notice this season while starring for West Jordan High School in Utah. Coaches from Division I programs have liked what they've seen from the 6-foot-6.5-inch forward prospect, and after he received an early offer from Weber State, BYU has thrown an official offer at him. TBS caught up with him to learn of his thoughts regarding his latest offer.

Jordan Loveridge is a 6-foot-6.5-inch, 220-pound basketball prospect from West Jordan High School who basically does it all for his varsity squad. He often accounts for well over 50 percent of his team's point output, he's their primary ball-handler, and he certainly has the goods to play at the next level.

BYU head coach Dave Rose and many others apparently agree with the above assessment, as Loveridge has received a steady stream of potential recruiters since early in his junior year.

"I'm hearing from Utah, Utah State, Hawaii, Notre Dame, Colorado State, Weber State and from BYU so far," he related. "It's an honor to have schools interested in you and it's exciting for sure."

It's one thing for a college to be interested in you, but it's another thing for them to be interested enough to offer a scholarship. Weber State was the first to do that this past summer.

"I was real excited when they offered me," Loveridge said. "I've always wanted to play basketball in college. With Weber State's offer, they were the first ones to give me that chance. I'm I was just very happy they offered me."

BYU followed up Weber's offer with an offer of its own a couple of nights ago when Rose invited Loveridge and his parents to meet with them. Loveridge had already become very familiar with BYU's program after having attended four of their games this season.

"I love how BYU plays with their up-tempo style," he observed. "That's exactly the way I like to play, so I could definitely see BYU being a good fit basketball-wise. They have great fans there and games there are a lot of fun. I love going to the games down there for sure."

Loveridge is also a big fan of Coach Rose and how he coaches his players.

"He's a laid-back guy who is really easy to talk to and to get along with," he said. "But he's also a great coach who demands a lot of his players. I think he'd be a great [fit] for me in college."

Loveridge has been impressed with what BYU has been able to do this season, and he's also impressed with their future prospects.

"I've watched BYU closely and it's very impressive who they've been able to recruit," he said. "They're recruiting some great players, so to have the opportunity to play with some of them, that would be great. They obviously have a great team now, but with the guys they're bringing in, I think they'll continue to be good - if not even better."

Loveridge had an inkling that he was about to receive an offer from BYU when he was first summoned there with his parents. That offer did come and he couldn't be more excited about it.

"To have the opportunity to play for a school like BYU, it's an honor," he said. "I'm very honored that they'd offer me a scholarship, and like I said, I could definitely see myself as part of their program."

Loveridge is LDS and appreciates the social and academic opportunities he'll have should he sign with BYU as well.

"It's a great atmosphere there and they have real good academics," he stated.

Since his offer from BYU, he's talked it over with his parents and has set up sort of a timetable as to when he'll make his commitment.

"My dad and me talked about it a lot and we decided that it would be best to decide by this coming November, right before my final year begins in high school. I want to make sure that I make the best decision for myself and I want to consider every offer I might have by then."


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