CMU Looks to Add Florida Recruit in '06 Class

The Central Michigan University football program still had a scholarship available for the 2006 recruiting class following signing day earlier this month. That scholarship has now been offered to a Florida standout who is visiting the Chippewas this week.

Chippewas Insider has learned that wide receiver/defensive back Daron Love (6-1, 185) of Palm Beach Gardens (Fla.) Dwyer High School will take an official visit to Central Michigan University today and tomorrow (Feb. 23-24).

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports in its Feb. 21 edition that Love recently passed the SAT college entrance exam.

Rated among the top 70 players in Florida this year by Scout.com's Larry Blustein who publishes FloridaKids.us, Love was being heavily recruited by a number of ACC and SEC schools. He is a teammate at Dwyer of 2006 CMU signee Josh Wilkins.

Wilkins and Love helped lead the Panthers to a 10-1 record this year and into the second round of the Class 4A state playoffs. Love caught 15 passes for 184 yards (12.3 average) and rushed three times for 76 yards and one touchdown this season for Dwyer. Both Love and Wilkins were honorable-mention selections on the Palm Beach Post's Class 4A-6A (big schools) All-Area team.

"Daron is a quality football player who will simply outwork anyone," Dwyer head coach Jack Daniels told Blustein in an interview this past summer. "I have said this many times, but just because the recruiting sites haven't heard about him doesn't mean anything. The colleges who came through here over the past few months know who he is."

The Chippewas signed a class of 26 high school players on national signing day Feb. 1, including nine from the state of Florida.


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