Love Loved Everything About The Spartans

Saturday allowed Ohio 2013 linebacker Courtney Love a chance to get a closer look at Michigan State. Spartan Digest spoke with Love about his visit and the big news that came following.

Saturday proved to be a big day for Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney High School outside linebacker Courtney Love. Not only did Love get a chance to check out a game in Spartan Stadium, he also now holds an offer from the Green & White.

"Yes, Michigan State did offer me," said Love. "I've been talking with them for a while and didn't really know too much about them until Saturday."

What did Love see during his visit?

"I found out a lot of things," Love continued. "I had a chance to see the football facilities, locker room, and talk with the coaches."

Who else has offered the 6-foot-1, 220-pound backer?

"I've been offered by Nebraska," said Love. "They and Michigan State are my offers so far."

The early interest by the two Big Ten programs also pits former Youngstown natives against each other. Spartans defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi attended Youngstown Ursuline while Bo Pelini and his family attended Love's high school Cardinal Mooney.

How hard will it be to say no to the Pelini's?

"It will be hard," said Love. "However, coach Narduzzi is a great defensive coordinator and he's also from around here. He went to Ursuline High School which is right down the road from Mooney."

Being recruited as an outside linebacker by both programs, Love stresses it's too early to think too much about things.

"I like Michigan State," said Love. "But I'm just open right now with it being so early in the process. I've watched Michigan State some, but didn't really know too much about them. I love the way they run their defense."

Following his game day visit, what stood out in Love's mind about the experience?

"Almost everything stuck in my mind," said Love. "Everything I saw really opened up my mind to a lot of things as far as the academics. The academic facility Steve Smith donated is a very nice place and where they have their study table. I also got to see the rehab facilities, weight room and indoor practice facilities."

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. How did things go?

"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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