Three-star defensive tackle Kenny Love, Jr. from Pennington (N.J.) The Pennington School made the trek over to Michigan State over the weekend to experience his first official visit and liked what the Spartans had to offer. Although he is not ready to make a commitment, East Lansing left a lasting impression on him.
“It went great,” he said. “I really liked the school, and they showed me a good time. The players showed good hospitality.” He rated the trip a nine and said he spent most of the time on his trip with Coach Jeff Stoutland, the coach in charge of recruiting him.
Love realizes the purpose of an official visit from the school’s point of view, and he feels the Spartans succeeded in their task.
“Michigan State is the front runner now,” he explained. “I know on official visits everybody will show me the best they have to try to get me to go there, but they showed me everything I wanted to see.
“Everybody at the school was friendly. Just the whole team and whole organization were all nice. Every coach new my name and the campus was nice.”
Although MSU had everything he wanted Love said he plans to take at least one or two more visits before making a decision. He is already scheduled to visit Indiana on Dec. 5, and is looking at Clemson, Pitt, Virginia, and Iowa as other possibilities. He has offers from all of his top schools except Virginia and Iowa.
Rated the No. 51 defensive tackle in the country by Rivals.com, Love stands 6-foot-3, weighs 275 pounds, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.9 seconds. He led his team to a 7-2 mark this season, recording approximately 65 tackles and 11 sacks.
He projects as a full qualifier with a 2.6 GPA and an 840 on the SAT, but must remain focused in the classroom for the rest of his senior year.