Rocky Long once again dips into the local high school football scene here in New Mexico and comes up with another gem.
Rio Rancho RB Mike Love has committed to play for the University of New Mexico. Love who has been named to the All-Metro team by all of the local papers and arguably the best player in the state finished the season with 1,756 yards on the ground and 21 touchdowns for Rio Rancho.
We spoke with the 5-11 215 lb running back a couple of times this summer and according to Love he had offers from UNM and New Mexico St., while hearing mostly from Boise St. and UTEP.
Mike Love is the 3rd local high school player to commit in as many weeks as he joins La Cueva's Greyson Wieczorek and Highland's Jerrell Miller who recently committed. Other New Mexico players that have committed for the upcoming signing period are Taos' Zayn Bin-Bilal, Manzano's Nicky Lawson, and Hatch Valley's Roy Hackey.
TheRedMenace.com and Lobo fans would like congratulate Michael Love and look forward to seeing him play in the Cherry and Silver.