January 17, 2010

Love returns from visit

Mountain Brook defensive lineman Wilson Love has been about as solid as any commitment could possibly be. A lifelong Crimson Tide fan and younger brother of Tide offensive tackle Tyler Love, Wilson made an early commitment to Alabama and never looked back and this weekend the 6-foot-4, 235-pound defensive end took his official visit to the Capstone.

"I've been to Tuscaloosa so many times that this was really just kind of the icing on the cake of my time as a recruit. Barrett Jones was my host but I also hung out with Tyler and all of his good friends as well. Over this last year or so I have gotten to know a lot of Tyler's teammates and even some of the coaches and it has really been a blessing for me. I almost feel like I'm already a part of the team. The comfort level for me just couldn't be better."

Love had an extended meeting with head coach Nick Saban on Sunday afternoon.

"We've talked a lot before and really gotten to know each other well but we sat down and had a really long meeting. It was really great. We talked a little bit about football but it was about a lot more than that. We really talked about life and school and everything I want to accomplish in college and in the future. One of the great things about Coach Saban is that he has individual expectations and goals for every single player, every single recruit. He doesn't just treat everyone the same. He has a specific plan for each player and that's something I don't think most coaches bother to do."

Love and the other official visitors attended the championship celebration event held in Bryant-Denny Stadium on Saturday.

"It was fun, a little chilly though. It was just a great thing for this whole state to be able to claim something like that again. To be the best in the nation at something. It was really great for me as a fan of Alabama and for all the Alabama fans to get this championship after going through so many hard times the last several years. It was just awesome to finally see it all come together."

"I'll be enrolling on May 31st and moving in with most of the rest of the new class. I'm actually not graduating high school until the 27th so it will be a quick turnaround. I'm really excited about getting down here and starting my new life as a student and a player at Alabama."

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