Wake, ND Hard After '09 Prospect

Jordan Love

Athlete Jordan Love is one of Maryland's most dynamic junior prospects and has the ability to make a difference at several positions on both sides of the ball. He's hearing from several programs, but Wake and Notre Dame are recruiting him especially hard.

The 6-0, 185 pound athlete from Gilman School in Baltimore, Maryland has spent time at running back, wide receiver and corner this year. With plenty of talent surrounding him, his coach has had the luxury of using him in a variety of ways.

"We've been putting in new packages each week," Jordan Love explained. "In some of them I'm just a decoy. We have a pretty good receiver and a couple of good running backs. The coaches will put all of us in at the same time so the defense won't know what to expect.

"I haven't played as much defense this year because our defense is really solid and they don't really need me. I am one of the better corners on the team, though, so they'll bring me in on some third and long situations. I have two picks on the year."

Love's squad got off to a slow start this season against stiff competition, but they've rebounded just in time to make a strong late season push. "We're on a two game winning streak," he said. "We're getting our momentum back at just the right time.

"I don't know my stats but I've been playing pretty good, especially this last game. I had two touchdowns rushing and one receiving."

His play has continued to bring him more interest from some of the nation's top programs. "Notre Dame and Wake Forest are probably recruiting me the hardest," he said. "I went to the Rutgers-Maryland game earlier in the year and Friday I'm going up to the Notre Dame-USC game, which should be fun.

"At the end of the season I'm planning on going to the Boston College-Florida State game and I'm going to try to make it to a game at Wake Forest too. Wake has been recruiting me pretty hard. I've just been getting a lot of letters from them. I got one handwritten letter from Coach Grobe."

Love cited academics as the primary factor in his decision.

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