The first official visit for North Garland (Texas) High School outside linebacker Jermaine Love was to TCU and he was on hand to watch the Horned Frogs beat Texas Tech this past weekend.
Love, the 6-foot, 200-pounder, who has offers from several schools such as Arkansas, Nebraska, Kansas State, Texas A&M, Texas Tech, Washington State, Iowa State, and others, says that TCU's play this past Saturday definitely opened his eyes.
"I drove down there, it was real good, that's a big win for them to beat Texas Tech," Love said. "I liked it a lot. I expected it that from them. That's another big win over a Big 12 school for them.
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"I watched their linebackers play and that was amazing. I spoke with the linebackers' coach and coach Gary Patterson. They just told me that's how defense is supposed to play."
While Love says that there are other visits, TCU has definitely jumped up his favorites' list.
"They're No. 2 and everybody else is behind them," Love said. "They're not No. 1 because I don't know who's at the top yet. But I'll say that they're up there right now for me."
Up next for Love is Kansas State this weekend. After that, he's supposed to visit Texas A&M on Sept. 29, Texas Tech on Oct. 6, and Iowa State on Dec. 8.
"All those should be set, but I still have to talk to Tech about getting all my stuff squared away for the trip," he said.
Love suffered a high ankle sprain and missed one game this season but came back this last week with around 15 tackles. Ironically, he played against Irving (Texas) MacArthur and two of the players at the rival school joined him on the trip to TCU.