Bryce Love (5’10/170) of Wake Forest-Rolesville High (Wake Forest, N.C.) has posted some mind-boggling track number at such an early age. Although he is only 14 years old, Love has already run a 10.6-second 100-meter dash, 21.6-second 200, and a 48.2-second 400. On the football field, that speed makes the running back a threat to go the distance every time he touches the ball. It should come as no surprise that colleges have already taken notice.
“I have gotten questionnaires from Florida State, Penn State, Stanford, and UCLA,” said Love. “I have also gotten a letter from UCLA.”
This summer will be a busy time for Love, who is will be competing for his club track team, the Carolina Elite. Along with his track schedule, he plans to attend a few camps.
“I have decided that I may go to a few camps, mainly in-state, but possibly one out-of-state,” he said. “I am going to North Carolina, and maybe Duke and N.C. State.”
Love knows what he does well on the football field.
“I feel like my strengths are my speed and my ability to get in and out of my cuts,” he said. “However, my team helps set up the plays, with the blocking and the handoffs.”
Although it is early, Love knows what will be important when he starts to look at colleges.
“The school will have to be really good in academics in case football does not work out,”he said. "I am looking for a school that has a good science program. I am also looking for a good overall sports program, because I want to run track and play football.”
Last season, Love ran for over 1500 yards on the junior varsity team, before joining the Cougars’ varsity squad at the end of the season. In only a couple of games of varsity action, Love carried the ball 14 times for 177 yards and three touchdowns. He bench presses 300 pounds, squats 430, and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds.