DALLAS - Things were going huge for Carter High School offensive guard Demarcus Love up until the seventh game of the season. His film was going out, offers were coming, and his team was rolling on undefeated.
It was just a freak play that ended the regular season for the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Love. He came down wrong on his foot and ended up sustaining a fracture. However, he's not ready to be done with high school football just yet.
"If we're still in the playoffs by the fourth round, I'll be back," Love said. "It hurts you and frustrates you a lot. Everything was going so well. A lot of coaches were checking out my film and then three of them offered. I must not have been doing badly I guess."
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His offers sit at three with Arizona, UTEP, and Kansas. One of those teams still holds the top spot.
"Arizona is still on top for me," Love said. "You hear a lot of coaches that play games, but they've always told me the truth. The offensive line coach told me that if I'm ready to go freshman year I'll play and if not, I'll redshirt."
The next couple of months will be big for visits as well. He is planning to trip to UTEP on Nov. 19 and to Arizona on Jan. 14. Kansas and Kansas State are battling it out for another trip.
"Kansas State should be getting me an offer pretty soon," he said. "I'll probably choose between them and Kansas for a visit."
Though Love cannot be out there with his team as they prepare for their final game and the playoffs, he's there everyday lending support.
"I'm at practice every time and I let them know I haven't forgotten about them," he said. "I'm going to get back quicker than everybody thinks. It's going to heal fast and I'll be ready to go."