On the 22nd of April, Cardinal Mooney High School had it’s second player commit to Nebraska. Outside linebacker Courtney Love decided to give his verbal commitment to the Huskers.
“The importunity there, and the way everything was set up is what sold me,” The Yongstown Ohio native said. “Its like a family there. When I got to Lincoln I fell inlove with the place. Coach Bo, and those other guys are a great staff. I am familure with them already. I have known coach Bo since I was 8. Coach Marrow whos on the staff there, I have known him for a long time. He’s like an uncle to me. He was a huge part in my decision, and said it was a great opportunity, and I trust him.”
The 6-foot-1, 230 lb. linebacker couldn’t stress the importance of the familiarity with the coaching staff, and how much he trust them.
“The coaching staff was definitely the key selling point,” Love said. “The coaches just felt like they were people I could trust. I know I am not going to gegret this. It’s not rolling the dice. I know what I am getting in to. I know they are going to challenge me every single day, and make me the best I can be.”
Prior to his commitment, Love had already made a special bond with two current Husker commits.
“Me and Josh (Banderas) are very close,” Love said. “He is a good kid, and very good football player. We are going to be lucky to have a guy like that. Marcus McWison is my teammate, and we have been playing together since 7th grade.”
McWilson committed to Nebraska in February, and is the no. 148th ranked high school recruit in the country according to the http://fansided150.com/. Love said having McWilson already committed really helped his choice.
“Marcus was really laid back about the whole thing,” Love said. “He just wanted me to make my own decision, and pick the best school for me. He just told me he was going to Nebraska, and wanted me there with him, but it was up to me.”
Love went on to say that playing for Bo Pelini was like going to play for a legend.
“It is a huge deal to play for Bo, in my opinion,” Love said. “You never really have a head coach from your high school program. He is a legand here, and I have heard about him my entire life, and now I get to go play for him. Coach (Tim) Beck and (Vince) Marrow both played here as well. Its a big deal to me. That was a huge deciding factor.”
As for his next time in Lincoln, Love plans on attending Nebraska’s high school camp this summer, and plans on making it up for a game some time in the fall.
“I will be at the Nebraska camp for sure this summer,” Love said. ” As far as those other camps I don’t know. I would like to make it to a few, but not sure if I will. I want to make it to a game this fall, it will have to bee on a weekend when my team has a bye.”
The senior to be has high hopes for his last season at Cardinal Mooney.
“I want to win the state championship,” Love said. “I want to be the best player I can be every time I touch the field. I want to be an All-American, and I want to make it to an All-Star game.”
Love finished the conversation off with a message for Husker Nation.
“I am going to work as hard as I can, and I am firmly committed to Nebraska,” Love said. “I want a National Championship, and that’s our goal.”
By Jimmie Allen
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