A little over a week ago we reported on a 2017 quarterback prospect that looked very promising as Lawton MacArthur was off to a great start with East Meadow, N.Y. quarterback transfer Anthony Love guiding the Highlanders offense.
In the season-opening win over Clinton he completed 13 of 16 passes for 193 yards and ran for another 92 yards in the 33-7 win over the Red Tornadoes. Last Friday night against rival Lawton he went down in the second quarter and it was later diagnosed as a torn ACL. The junior will be out for the season.
"He brought a level of athleticism that was going to be really nice for us," Lawton MacArthur head coach Brett Manning told The Oklahoman. "I think he's a big-time player. He's an unknown because he wasn't here, but I was expecting him to be somebody that burst on the scene and would becomes somebody everybody was talking about soon."
Love is 6-4, 190 pounds and at East Meadow played in a flexbone offense where last season he completed just 19 of 33 passes for 432 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He ran for 563 yards on 88 carries for a 6.4 yards per carry average and 9 touchdowns. He was transitioning to a more mainstream offense quite nicely and had a really strong arm.
Love had run in the 4,6 range and had a 4.28 in the three-cone shuttle. He also had a 27-inch vertical. He'll need to work hard following surgery to rehab and get back in shape for his senior season. He had just enough action at the start of this season to begin getting on recruiting radar screens.