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2025 3-Star RB Eddie Love Reveals Dates for OV, Why He’s Feeling Love From WVU Football Staff

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WVU Football RB recruit Eddie Love

Eddie Love, a 5-foot-8, 175-pound three-star running back from Fort Walton Beach in Fort Walton Beach, Fla., is well aware of the reputation of the WVU football program as a running back factory.

And Love loves is feeling the love from the West Virginia staff so much so that he scheduled an official visit with the Mountaineers for the weekend of June 7-9.

WV Sports Now talked to Love about his recruitment, his communication with WVU and his plans.

“The coaches love me coach Chad (Scott) hits me up almost everyday along with Coach (Neal) Brown. He loves my athleticism and he says how he could use me super well in their offense,” said Love.

WVU head coach Neal Brown and offensive coordinator Chad Scott being in such constant contact speaks to the severity of West Virginia’s interest. WVU tries to sell recruits on a family atmosphere, but most of the time it’s the assistant coaches trying to form a close bond with a prospect, not Brown himself.

It’s clear the culture of a program and ability to develop players is important to Love, both boxes WVU checks. Love is well aware of the success of young running backs, most notably Jahiem White going from recruit to emerging as a star making history in year one as a Mountaineer.

“I live that the bond my family has with them. I mess with Coach Chad (Scott). I know he has coached a freshman All-American this past year, along with WVU was No. 1 rushing offense among Power 5. So that just says a lot.”

Love also holds offers from Appalachian State, Arkansas State, Buffalo, ECU, Florida A&M, FAU, Georgia Southern, Jacksonville State, Liberty, Marshall, Pitt, Southern Miss, Toledo, Troy, Tulane and USF.

For some background on Love, he was an impact performer at Fort Walton Beach as a junior, racking up 152 carries for 1,352 yards (8.9 yards per carry) and 15 touchdowns — adding 18 receptions for 193 yards and a touchdown and 10 kickoff returns for 283 yards (28.3 yards per return) and a touchdown.

247Sports rates Love as the 697th-ranked recruit in the class (54th-ranked running back and 99th-ranked recruit from Florida) while On3 rates him as the 679th-ranked recruit in the class (58th-ranked running back and 87th-ranked recruit from Florida).

Rivals hasn’t ranked Love yet, but he does hold a 5.7 Rivals Rating.

With WVU and Pitt official visits locked in, Love wants to schedule his remaining visits soon. The plan is to commit in July after he’s made those visits.

He’s looking for a school that is able to combine the best of academics and the chance to see the field early — during his first or second college season.

“Good academics, for sure,” Love said. “Definitely good academics. I really want to get some playing time, that’s what I really want. I want to become a freshman All-American, so I definitely want to be developed by the best.”

Click here for the rest of WV Sports Now’s coverage of WVU football recruiting.

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