Nebraska got a big piece for its 2013 recruiting class Sunday when four-star linebacker Courtney Love committed to NU.
For the 6-foot-1, 215-pound Youngstown (Ohio) Cardinal Mooney star, “it feels like home.” And why shouldn’t it? Head coach Bo Pelini, offensive coordinator Tim Beck and graduate assistant Vince Marrow are from Mooney, not to mention current players Tim Marlowe, Braylon Heard and Mark Pelini.
“My family loves it there,” Love told 247Sports. “I really liked the facilities, the academics and the people there are unbelievable.”
After a junior season in which he had 137 tackles, eight sacks and four forced fumbles, Love had NU and Ohio State as his finalists. He canceled a trip to OSU’s spring game Saturday.
“I feel like I have a great opportunity of starting early and getting playing time at Nebraska,” Love said. “Nothing is promised, but I just felt when I was there it was the best opportunity for me. I still want to thank Coach (Urban) Meyer and Coach (Luke) Fickell and Coach (Ed) Warriner and the whole Ohio State organization for their interest in me. They’re very nice people but I just feel like Nebraska is where I fit in.”
In my Sunday interview with Pelini, he told NU had a couple silent commits. It wouldn’t surprise me if Love — who visited for the canceled spring game — was one of them.