Why UW? “The coaches are great, I loved the atmosphere there when I visited (back in the spring) and the program is on the rise. The whole thing with the school and the staff and the players and the coaches, plus it's in Seattle, I mean, it was just the right fit.”
Other Suitors: Washington got an early commitment from Love and they had to hold on down the stretch after schools like UCLA and USC offered and put heavy pressure on him. Love also had offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon State and San Diego State.
Scouting Report: “Love is the most physical corner out West. At 6-2, he has safety length and plays with a safety mentality as well. He loves to play press coverage and uses his long arms to smother opposing receivers. He's very good in run support and will take your head off on any given play. Love plays with a mean streak and an edge and is one of those players you never feel comfortable playing against. He's smooth in his back pedal, shows good quickness breaking on the ball and has improved his overall burst and top end speed. We definitely think he has a chance to step in and play early in college.” – Greg Biggins (Scout.com)
Quotable: “What I do best on the field is I lock guys down. I love to play press, but because of my size, I'm good in zone too. More than anything, I will do whatever it takes to help my team succeed and win.”
Projection: “Love is the next in a long line of top cover-corners to sign with the Huskies. He's legitimately 6'1" and, while he's pretty lean at 180 pounds, he's got the frame to add another 10 to 15 pounds pretty easily. Love has long arms and he's great in press or zone. He reads things well and he isn't afraid to come up and stick his nose in against the run.” – Scott Eklund (Dawgman.com)