Anthony Love Getting Attention At Mustang

Lawton MacArthur quarterback Anthony Love is trying to make up for lost time after suffering an ACL injury last year as a junior, and is off to a good start at the Mustang Team Camp.

You may remember last September when we posted a short story about Lawton MacArthur quarterback Anthony Love as the move-in from New York was set to make big news as the Highlanders quarterback.

Head coach Brett Manning seemed to know what he had. In Mac's opener with Clinton, Love did not disappoint by completing 13-of-16 passing for 193 yards and ran for 92 yards in a 33-7 win over the Red Tornadoes. The next Friday against rival Lawton, Love came off limping and later it was learned he had torn his ACL.

Now he's back, a little bigger as a legit 6-4 and 205 pounds. At the Mustang Team Camp, he was a magnet for coaches from Oklahoma State and Arizona State to eyeball. More college coaches were there on Thursday to check him out.

"I'd like to hear more from Oklahoma State and I'm going to go to some camps this summer," Love said while also saying he has two scholarship offers but because of a lost junior year to injury he is not nearly drawing the attention he deserves. "It will happen. I'm working hard to help my team, and coaches will notice."

He has his team's respect and you can see that as they will follow Love. Known as "A-Love" to his Highlander teammates, he was very impressive in running a spread attack in the Mustang camp. His play-action would freeze linebackers and safeties and his throws both with feet planted and on the run were strong and accurate. This is a very impressive athletic young man.

At East Meadow, N.Y. in a flex-bone and run-oriented offense he completed just 19-of-33 passes as a sophomore for 432 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions. He ran for 563 yards on 88 carries for 6.4 yards per carry and nine touchdowns.

Currently, Love says he just topped 6-4 and is weighing 205 pounds. He runs a 4.65 in the forty and has a best of 4.28 in the 5-10-5 shuttle and a 27-inch vertical.


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