Cornerback Isaiah Love has verbally committed to WSU, he announced on Twitter today. The consensus three-star player chose WSU over reported offers from Colorado and a slew of midmajors.
Love, who becomes the third defensive back in the class and 13th recruit overall, received an offer from the Cougars a few weeks ago and after initially saying he wanted to take his time and make some visits before deciding, he changed his mind and got the process over with on Monday.
"I want to commit and get it over with," Love told Scout.com's Greg Biggins last week. "I really want to focus on school and healing my body, getting back to 100 percent. I've talked about it with my family and I think committing early will help me to focus on my top priorities and that's school and football."
Love was in a serious car accident last May, suffering a fracture in his neck -- something that apparently scared off Oregon State, which was reportedly prepared to offer. The midmajors kept their offers, but it looks like the Pac-12 offer is what Love was waiting for, and WSU apparently is satisfied with the medical progress he's making. After initial assessments indicated he'd miss his senior season, it now looks like he could play at some point this fall, according to his high school coach.
Ken Wilson was the lead recruiter, and Love was excited when the offer came in:
"He said that the defensive back coach [Alex Grinch] is very excited about me and loves the way I play the game. He also told me to keep in touch and that they will be recruiting me hard. I've been getting letters here and there from them but I would say about two solid months of serious interest. ...
"I like the interest they are showing me. I've seen some of their new facilities online and it looks like a great place. I know they have not been the best in the Pac-12 but I could see myself fitting in up there."
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