High School Sports

August 19, 2014

Wake Forest’s Bryce Love feels he’s 100 percent for senior year

Running back Bryce Love helped lead Wake Forest High to the NC High School Athletic Association 4AA football title game.

Running back Bryce Love helped lead Wake Forest High to the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4AA football title game in 2013, but missed the title game because of a groin injury.

He is a national age group record holder in the 100, 200 and 400 meters for 11- and 12-year-olds and in the 100 and 200 for 13- and 14-year-olds. He is one of the fastest high school football players in the country.

Love said he is fully recovered and looking forward to playing his senior year with his friends.

Q : First, how is the recruiting going?

A . Right now preparing official visits. I’m getting closer to my commitment. I’m going to take my official visits. I plan to use the official visits to go out of state because I know a lot about the local schools. Right now, I plan to visit Stanford, Virginia Tech, Florida and maybe Tennessee.

Q : Do you have a timetable in your head?

A : I’d like to decide sometime during the season, but I’m not going to do anything until I am sure. I don’t know when that will be.

Q : You were slowed down at the end of last year with a groin injury and missed a year of track. How do you feel now?

A .: I’m back to 100 percent. It wasn’t a real serious injury, just nagging, and it took a while to recover. It feels really good to be out there with my teammates.

Q : Was it frustrating last year to be unable to play as well as you usually do?

A: Yes, it was frustrating, but I had faith in my teammates. I was really proud that we got to the state championship. I’m glad that I can contribute again.

Q : Did your high school years fly by or drag by?

A . They flew by, especially athletic. It is hard to believe I’m a senior.

Q. What’s the best thing about going to practice?

A. Being with my friends and making new friends. We’re bonding more and more as a team. I think I’m making friendships that will last a lifetime.

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