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Glenn Love

Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton safety Glenn Love took in the UCLA-USC game this past weekend and talks about visiting for the game, his leaders and where he stands with UCLA...

Chandler (Ariz.) Hamilton safety Glenn Love (6-4, 195) was an unexpected out-of-state guest at UCLA's game against USC this past weekend, and the Bruins could be moving on the Cactus State defensive back.

"I went to the game on Saturday and I liked it a lot," said Love. "It was the first time I've ever been there and it was exciting. We were all jumping around. The coaches were all excited in the locker room and so were the players."

The Bruin staff hasn't offered Love, but he thinks one could be coming in the near future.

"UCLA has been recruiting me for a little bit, mainly Coach (John) Wristen," said Love. "They've not yet offered me, but I think they're going to real soon."

Being an unofficial visit, Love made sure to at least check out the UCLA campus before heading east on the 10 Freeway.

"Me and my uncle drove around the campus and it was a nice campus," said Love.

Utah, UTEP, Arizona and Arizona State have all offered Love, and for now, the Wildcats are leading for his services. He's also keeping an eye on the hire at Arizona State, as the Sun Devils could still get a shot at him depending on who the next coach is.

"I'm going to wait to see who they hire before I decide," said Love. "If UCLA or Cal offered, they'd be up there. Right now I'm leaning towards U of A."

Love has already visited UTEP and Arizona and said that UCLA would like him to take an official visit in January. Nevada will be receiving a trip in January as well. This weekend, he'll stay home, helping Hamilton in the State Championship game against Mountain View.

A safety by trade, Love said he could play either free or strong in college, and has no preference.

"It just depends on how big I get," said Love.

Love plays for one of the elite programs in the state; Hamilton was ranked nationally for much of the year and earlier this season played on ESPN2.

"It was against our rival Chandler," said Love. "It was pretty cool to see what I did wrong and see what plays I made."

Teammate Kerry Taylor is one of the premier receivers in the west and had committed to ASU prior to Dirk Koetter's firing. While Taylor remains somewhat committed to the Sun Devils, he is keeping his options open. And Love said that the two have discussed playing together in college.

"It would be cool playing with him, but we may have to do our separate things," said Love.

Hamilton is 12-1 heading into the state championship game, its lone loss coming on the road in Ohio. This year, Love has recorded 90 tackles, eight interceptions (one for a touchdown), two knockdowns and blocked two field goals."

Love is fully qualified academically.

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