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The former UConn and Temple Commits follows Matt Rhule to Texas

On a soon to be very busy Sunday, the Bears received their first official commitment from TE/DE Rob Saulin.

On November 29th, Matt Rhule reecived a commitment from Pennsville Memorial senior Rob Saulin.  A very short-lived commitment by Saulin to the University of Connecticut A 6-foot-6, 250 pound defensive end and tight end, Saulin pledged to Rhule saying that Temple was his dream school. "From the start I always wanted to go to Temple," Saulin told Matt Narducci at the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I committed early to UConn and that put me in a bind, but it came down to I love how Temple has turned the program around. I thought about it a long time and it is something I couldn't pass up."

However, when Matt Rhule left Temple for Baylor a few weeks later, it changed things for the two-sport star.  On January 6th, Saulin decommitted from Temple, naming UConn, Navy and Rutgers as possible destinations. His former coach though would pop back in after Saulin decommitted, keeping his promise to not recruit any current members of the Temple Owl recruiting class. 

The Bears offered last week, and received an official visit from the unrated tight end.  Sunday morning though, as news flood in with as many as 6-commitments by 10am, Saulin pulled the trigger. 


Saulin, also a standout for the Eagles basketball team, played both ways for Pennsville collecting 84 tackles and 2 sacks along with 20 catches for 203 yards and a pair of touchdowns.  He could play on either side of the ball for the Bears, but was slated for more of a tight end role at Temple. 

Stay tuned for the latest on Saulin and everything else Baylor recruiting at BearsIllustrasted.com.

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