Louisville high on cornerback Love's list

Jordan Love, a talented cornerback from Baltimore, MD., is one of the hottest prospects in the east. He recently picked up an offer from Penn State and more appear on the way. The 6-0, 185-pound Love will attend Louisville's junior day next month and says he's highly interested in Steve Kragthorpe's Cardinals.

Jordan Love, a talented cornerback from Baltimore, MD., is one of the hottest prospects in the east. He recently picked up an offer from Penn State and more appear on the way. The 6-0, 185-pound Love will attend Louisville's junior day next month and says he's highly interested in Steve Kragthorpe's Cardinals.

Love, who has 4.4 speed in the forty, said that Penn State, Wake Forest, Notre Dame, Louisville and UConn are showing the most interest. He has offers from Penn State and Wake Forest. More offers are likely on the way. "Louisville and UConn said they were going to offer me as soon as they got my transcripts," said Love. "I think when I go down to Louisville they might give me a verbal offer and then send one through the mail."

Love, who is being recruited by Louisville assistant Eric Lewis, said he plans to attend Louisville's junior day on April 5th. He also says that the Cardinals are one of the top schools that he is interested in playing for in college.

"They've always been a school that I liked growing up," Love said. "They were one of the first schools to send me hand written letters so they have a little interest in me. So they are high on my list."

While Love has played on both sides of the ball in high school, his future at the next level appears on defense as a cornerback. Love recorded three interceptions as a junior, adding, "I have pretty good ball skills and I am a pretty good tackler. (Opposing) teams really didn't throw to my side very much."

"Penn State said I could play corner and on offense if I wanted to but most of the other schools want me as a corner," Love said. "I'll play whichever one that gets me on the field faster."

Love said he wants to make his decision this summer so he doesn't have to deal with the pressures associated with the recruiting process. "I don't want to have pressure at the last minute to make the decision and have everybody asking me where I am going to go," Love said. "If the place feels real good to me I don't want to wait until the end of the year to make my decision. I want to get it over with."

What factors will go into Love's decision? "Just the coaching staff and the people there and if it feels like home," said Love. "The biggest thing is the coaches and academics. And then the football aspect."


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