Louisville "all over" top-rated TX linebacker

Jermaine Love, a highly-ragarded linebacker from Garland, Texas, has given Arkansas a verbal commitment. But the nation's #21 middle linebacker wants to keep his options open. That's why he's strongly considering making an official visit to Louisville next week. InsideTheVille.com has the scoop.

Jermaine Love, a three-star linebacker from Garland, Texas, has given Arkansas a verbal commitment, but the nation's #21 middle linebacker wants to keep his options open. That's why he's strongly considering making an official visit to Louisville next week.

"I might go up to Louisville next week for a visit," Love said Wednesday night. "One of the coaches from Tulsa that went to Louisville was recruiting and now that he's in Louisville they are really coming after me."

Love said he wasn't interested in playing for Tulsa, but now has high interest in Louisville because "they are a championship caliber team."

While he wasn't officially announced as part of new Louisville coach Steve Kragthorpe's staff until Thursday morning, former Iowa State assistant Tony Alford apparently is now working for the Cardinals. Alford was recruiting Love for the Cyclones and is now working the 5—11, 210-pound linebacker for Louisville.

"He's real cool and a real good guy," Love said.

As for his commitment to Arkansas, it's anything but solid. Razorbacks head coach Houston Nutt is scheduled to make an in-home visit Thursday night.

"I like Arkansas," Love said. "Right now that's the place, but I'm still open. I think I have a chance to go there and play early."

Still, Love wants to check out Louisville before he makes any type of firm decision. "The only reason I'm keeping options open is because I haven't even checked out Louisville yet and I might like it better," Love said. "I want to make an impact next season and I don't know much about Louisville's situation right now."

Louisville said Alford is scheduled to visit him at Garland HS next week.


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