"Dual-threat" quarterback from California commits to USU

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LOGAN – Liberty High School quarterback Jordan Love visited Utah State University early this month to attend a football camp. He announced shortly after on Twitter his commitment to play football for the Aggies.

The 6’3” prospect from Bakersfield, California helped lead his team to a 10-3 record and the California Central Section High School Football Championship game during the 2014 season. His team lost the championship game, but Love still has one year left to play, which he said he will use to improve his throwing game and learn to make better reads.

“This year I think we’re going to do the same thing as last year, go all the way and hopefully win it this year,” he said.

A <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yfCVasePLtk” target=”_blank”>YouTube video</a> highlighting his junior season shows Love connecting on deep passes and using his quickness to evade would-be tacklers. Love said he sees himself as a dual-threat.

“I think that’s pretty accurate,” he said. “I mean, I’m not the fastest, but I can still move around and I can run fairly fast. I’m good at throwing so that equals it out. Running and throwing, I can do it all.”

During camp, Love said he was impressed by Head Coach Matt Wells and Offensive Coordinator Josh Heupel. Love said hearing Wells talk about the team’s plans and what Wells wants to see as a coach were reasons Love chose USU.

“I know (Wells) is a great person, talking with him,” he said. “I can tell he’s a great coach too and just a really good guy.”

The other thing Love was impressed by is the “atmosphere” of the campus and the Logan area.

“I know it’s a small area and stuff, the city,” he said. “I kind of like that.”

Outside football, Love described himself as a “good person” who strives to get good grades. He said he is still unsure of what he wants to study, but is considering a business major.

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