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Junior All-American gets more offers

Mountain Brook (Ala.) offensive lineman Tyler Love, who was named to the Rivals.com Junior All-American team last week, recently has picked up two new scholarship offers and took an unofficial visit to Florida during the weekend for the Gators Junior Day.
"LSU and Georgia and offered me last week back to back," Love said. "I went to LSU camp last year, so I knew a lot about them and everything. I am familiar with their coaching staff."
At that camp, the 6-foot-7 tackle prospect caught the eye of then-Tigers offensive line coach Stacy Searels, who now coaches the offensive line at the University of Georgia.
He plans to head to Athens for a Junior Day at Georgia in the near future.
"Yes sir. I think the Dawgs have a great program," Love said. "I think Mark Richt is one of the best coaches in the SEC and if not the nation. I just want to see the environment. I heard it's a great place to go to school. If I get the chance I want to meet coach Richt. He's role model for me with the way he coaches the football team and lives his life."
Love recently traveled to Gainesville, Fla., for the University of Florida Junior Day.
"It went real well," he said. "Coach Urban Meyer showed us all around the facilities and everything. I talked to him one-on-one most of the time and he's a great guy. I met a player (tight end) Tate Casey and the starting left tackle for next year, Carl Johnson.
Alabama, Clemson, Ole Miss and Auburn also have been involved heavily during this early stage. The Crimson Tide, Rebels and Clemson have already offered. Auburn has not, but that doesn't mean its coaching staff hasn't been in touch.
"Auburn has been picking it up a lot lately," he said.
Love is a Rivals.com Junior All-American and is a member of Rivals.com's 100 to watch list for the Class of 2008.