Love's Eyes Opened by Irish

Courtney Love was one of many high school prospects to take in Notre Dame's game against USC a few weeks ago. We checked in with Love to get his thoughts about the visit.

Holding offers from Nebraska and Michigan State, Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney outside linebacker Courtney Love is now also hearing from Notre Dame. A few weeks ago, Love joined many other top prospects in the class of 2013 to watch the Irish battle USC.

"It was great and I loved the visit there," said Love. "The coaches were very nice and they told all the recruits, if you don't have a love for the game of football they don't need you. They want players that are loyal and players who are going to stick with football and football only. They said academics are number one, but they also said you can't just go there and use them for the academics; you must use them for football as well."

Who is leading the Irish recruiting efforts with Love?

"Coach Ed Warinner is my recruiter for Notre Dame," said Love. "He seems like a great person and a very good coach."

Despite already holding two offers from BCS programs, Love knows an offer from the Irish would really change things.

"An offer from Notre Dame will slow a lot of things down," said Love. "If Notre Dame offers, I would really have to look into it hard. Notre Dame is a school you can't pass up on. The education there is so good and the football coaches are great. Head coach Brian Kelly is also a great coach."

Friday night found Love and his high school teammates doing what most Cardinal Mooney programs do, playing for a chance to reach the state championships.

"We won 42-22 on Friday night," said Love. "We're 7-3 now and will play Steubenville (Ohio) High School (11-0) next week in the second round of the playoffs."

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