The Pennington School (N.J.) defensive tackle / offensive guard Kenny Love, Jr. (6-foot-4, 275 pounds, 4.9-second 40-yard dash) has been hearing from six schools and said all have an equal shot of gaining his signature in February. A two-way starter, he is being recruited both ways in college, and said he will be perfectly happy playing on either side of the ball at the next level.
Love has an official visit set for Michigan State (Nov. 21), but is having a hard time setting others due to schedule conflicts. He is also a star on the basketball team, so most of his weekends are already tied up. He was able, however, to take unofficial trips to Clemson in August, and Pittsburgh in June, and said these likely will get official trips, as well.
“Pitt and Clemson are not rock solid, but I am almost sure,” he said.
He currently boasts offers from the Spartans, along with Syracuse, Pitt, Clemson, South Carolina, and Indiana, and said that all are still under consideration for his signature. His other two visits will come from his remaining top three schools, but he has not decided which ones yet.
Love has not started to eliminate schools from has list, but has begun to set the criteria that the school he attends must possess.
“First I am looking at the players, the coaches, and the area,” he began. “The players have to be nice and easy to get along with. The area needs to be nice, too.
“I am also looking at the players in my position, and how long it will be before I get to play. It is a lot of things, really.” He plans to make an official announcement in either December or January.
Kenny was a first team all-prep selection as a junior by the Trenton Times after recording 60 tackles, seven sacks, and two fumble recoveries. Going into the final weeks of his senior season, he has added more than 60 tackles and 11 sacks.
Love already has the grades required to gain admittance into the college of his choice. He maintains a 2.6 GPA and has already scored an 840 on the SAT, but is scheduled to retake the exam in December. He plans to major in communications or sports management, and notes that all of his top schools offer both majors.