Love Appreciates UNC's Intensity

WAKE FOREST, N.C. --- Although he elected not to participate in the actual camp activities, the atmosphere of Fedora's Freak Show in late June certainly left a mark on Bryce Love, a 2015 speedster.

"You can tell the coaches over there at UNC bring a level of intensity, which is hard to find at other places" Love said. "Coach [Larry] Fedora, he's an intense guy – Coach [Randy] Jordan over there as well. The coaches really bring it on to you to motivate you to do better."

The only other summer visit that Love, a 5-foot-10, 177-pound running back from Wake Forest-Rolesville (N.C.), made was South Carolina's "Black Magic" camp, an event similar to Fedora's Freak Show in that it included multiple elite participants.

Outside of the intense atmosphere, Love enjoyed the outside-the-box planning that was part of Fedora's Freak Show.

"Just the fact that they would incorporate something like dodge ball to get everybody into it is a pretty cool thing," Love said. "The fact that they put everybody into the stadium it felt like you weren't just an individual out there – you were all a team. You felt special being out there. And there was really good competition."

During his UNC stay, Love met with Fedora and had lengthy conversations with assistants Jordan, UNC's running backs coach, and Ron West, who recruits Wake County for the Tar Heels.

"Coach Jordan, he was just playing games with us – me and Nyhiem [Hines]," Love said. "Coach West, he toured us around, showed us a highlight tape. Coach Fedora actually talked to us about leadership and getting involved in the program."

Speaking of Hines, he and Love are close friends who train together. Love is unsure how their recruitments will affect each others.

"I know we like pretty much the same things," Love said. "We're looking for similar things in a school.

"But as far as going to the same school, we haven't really talked about it. We talk about schools together, but neither one of us are sure where we'd like to go. But you never know it might end up that we're at the same school."

Love, who holds a dozen scholarship offers, doesn't plan to announce a list of favorite schools until closer to his senior season, which is a year away.

"I feel like every school that I've been to so far has brought different aspects to the table," Love said. "I can't really say which one right now just leaps out. I haven't really done my research into each program. They all bring very, very good things to the table."

Although he hasn't planned out his college football game schedule yet, Love plans to attend a game most Saturdays with an emphasis on local schools, including East Carolina where his brother is a student.

"I'm looking forward to the North Carolina-South Carolina game," Love said. "We aren't sure yet if we'll be able to attend, because it's a Thursday night game and we have a game the next day.

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