Editor’s note: This story was initially published Dec. 15 after Love’s commitment. It has been updated to reflect his signing.
Maryland football received a commitment from three-star offensive guard Khris Love Sunday, and the Florida native sent in his letter of intent Wednesday morning.
“Thankful, Grateful, Blessed,” Love said in his announcement tweet. “Following my Heart, I’m looking forward to all my new opportunities!!! Love is Locked in!”
Love was originally committed to South Florida, but the Bulls fired head coach Charlie Strong earlier this month — paving the way for the Terps to work late magic.
The Maryland staff had been developing a relationship with Love all through 2019, as he had taken an unofficial visit to College Park in April. Love picked up an offer in late November when the need rose for more size on the offensive line, and he officially visited last week.
At 6’3, 315 pounds, Love is yet another large piece to the puzzle for Mike Locksley and offensive line coach John Reagan as they look to rebuild up front. Hailing from American Heritage High School in Florida, Love consistently showed his ability to be a force in the middle of the line while also getting out and laying key blocks as a pulling guard.
Mike Locksley and the Maryland staff have been able to develop a footprint in Florida with the 2020 class. Love follows guard Zach Perkins as two of the latest Florida targets to sign on with the class that is led by four-star Linebacker Ruben Hyppolite II out of McArthur High School.