On August 1st, I logged on to twitter and wondered, “Is it Early Commitment day?” Every recruit I follow on twitter took the time to make their commitments known and I was confused. I completely forgot about the new Early Signing Period that would prompt recruits to do this before school starts. It didn’t take long for me to recognize that one college football program was talked about the most on my timeline: Temple University Owls!
Official offer. See you in January #803✈️215 🍒🍒 pic.twitter.com/1DBO5CnXXc
— Trad Beatty (@BeattyTrad) August 1, 2017
Now what made the Owls stand out is how this program has consistently been on my timeline since the NFL Draft back in April. The Owls currently have 21 commitments from prospective players when they usually average expect 7-10 commitments during this time of the year. These players will have the opportunity to sign letters of intent in December without having to wait in February and most of these recruits will do their campus visits during the football season. Temple uses their camps to find prospects with “lesser rankings” that are great athletes/football players, but are also young men with character. In the past the majority of the prospects that the Owls were recruiting weren’t highly sought after, but now their team is beating Power 5 schools on prospects that they have offered.
Temple wants quality players that are able to continue setting the standard that energizes this successful program.
The Owls are ranked in the top 50 of recruiting and I know you’re wondering why they’re receiving commitments this early. It is because of their back to back 10 win seasons, top 25 rankings plus the juice & energy that Coach Geoff Collins and his staff have brought to Temple. In such a short time you can immediately feel the impact of Coach Collins hire. He brings a vast SEC background to the AAC. It also doesn’t hurt that Temple won the American Athletic conference championship last season and the east division the past two seasons. Coach Collins helped guide the Florida Gators to back-to-back SEC East division titles and at Mississippi State in the role of defensive coordinator. Collins has coached 17 players currently on NFL rosters. This is major for recruiting and showing prospective players how Temple sets the standard. The Temple Owls have people around the country taking notice! Click here to see the 2018 Temple List of Commits & just know there may be more added as the season begins!