Add a third big-time junior to Deep Run High School’s varsity football roster. Last month, 6-0, 195-pound athlete Jordan Love , a standout defensive back/running back/wide receiver, transferred in to the Glen Allen, Virginia, high school and will join fellow top juniors Antone Exum and Jake Snyder on the Wildcats squad next season.
“Jordan has been at Deep Run for about three weeks,” Deep Run head coach Greg Kendall said. “He moved here with his mother, who was transferred from Baltimore to Richmond. He was going to the Gilman School. He and his mother were looking at various schools and which district they wanted to live in. It was pretty neat – I told them to come out and for him to have lunch with Antone and Jake and other football players. I let them be the gauge for Jordan’s decision. By the time he left, this was where he wanted to be.”
At Gilman, Love played running back and also saw action at wide receiver. On defense, he played cornerback and could well project at that position on the next level. Coach Kendall sees a lot of versatility and athleticism in Love’s game.
“He is probably at least as impressive on the defensive side of the ball as he is on offense,” said Kendall, who has reviewed Love’s film from last season. “He is a physical defensive back. I’m looking to have him make plays on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, there are a lot of places we could use him. We’ll see how he fits into the scheme.”
Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers and Wake Forest are among the programs that have offered Love, who has “seven or eight” offers according to Coach Kendall. Virginia and Virginia Tech have shown interest, but neither has offered at this point.
“They just met him when I did,” said Kendall. “They really like him and really have enjoyed looking at his film, but I think it is early for them.”
Coach Kendall is not sure if there is a clear favorite for Love, who could have a decision by the end of summer.
“He is a bright kid. He is like Jake and Antone. He wants to make sure he is comfortable with where he is going before he commits anywhere,” Kendall said. “I don’t think he’ll decide too soon, but I’d think he would decide before the season. For all of these guys, there is kind of a Catch...
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