Mooney’s Love nets Ohio State offer

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Youngstown Mooney LB/DB Courtney Love

A player in the relentless mold of John Simon who also hails from Cardinal Mooney got a scholarship offer from Ohio State today. “Yeah, I got offered by Ohio State,” said Courtney Love,
a Class of 2013 linebacker who was a ball boy for Simon’s state
championship junior season. “It was a great day….”


A player in the relentless mold of John Simon who also hails from Cardinal Mooney got a scholarship offer from Ohio State today.

“Yeah, I got offered by Ohio State,” said Courtney Love,
a Class of 2013 linebacker who was a ball boy for Simon’s state
championship junior season. “It was a great day. We went there for the
(OSU-Michigan) basketball game and before the game they set up a couple
of meetings and stuff with coaches. Well, they pulled me to the side and
told me to come in and talk to Coach Meyer for a little bit.”

Love, along with his dad and a couple of friends, met with Meyer in his office.

“He told me they really wanted me to be a Buckeye and they can’t
wait to have me back down there in the spring,” Love said. “So it was
exciting. It felt amazing. I was kind of waiting for it so when they
told me it was amazing. It just shows how hard work pays off in the
classroom as well as on the field and off the field.”

It certainly made a huge impression on Love who, at a sculpted
6-foot-2 and 227 pounds already, has a personal trainer for both
weightlifting and speed training.

“It was great,” he said. “He talked for a little bit and told us
some things about his family and everything. It was really nice.”

Meyer had stopped at Mooney recently to check on Love so he wasn’t completely caught off guard by the offer.

“I was kind of, a little bit expecting it,” he said. “But I was
really just going down there to see how everything was with the new
coaching staff and what the coaches had to say.”

Along with Ohio State, Love has offers now from Nebraska,
Michigan State and Indiana. Of course, Bo Pelini is a Cardinal Mooney
graduate and was the first to offer.

“I’m still trying to keep it open and then I’m going to narrow it
down and figure out what’s going to go on in the next couple of
months,” Love said. “But Ohio State is right there at the top.”

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