Temple Enjoying the Ride

Kansas City's Tony Temple has had a wild spring and summer. 50 schools have offered the star prospect and he certainly never expected that. Temple is trying to sift through the mail and offers to narrow down his list. Will the Irish make the list?

Tony Temple has been busy. "It's dying down now," said Temple of all the attention. It's mainly just the internet sources right now. I ended up with about 50 offers from schools. Pretty much all the big name schools have offered. Now I don't know what to do."

Temple knew he would get some offers but never expected this. "I knew some offers were coming by the way my Coach was talking to me. This just makes it really hard because they all sound like good schools. My coach and I are going to sit down tomorrow and talk about the season. We are going to set some goals for myself and hopefully we can get my list down to 15-20 schools that I'm interested in."

In the meantime, Temple is busy with seven-on-seven practices. "This is just the beginning so I'm excited. They throw the ball to me a lot because we are a running team. It's been that way long before I got here. If we just run, they will stack 9 guys at the line of scrimmage so we have to mix it up a lot. I've been working on my hands and hopefully they will throw the ball to me a lot."

Recruiting will have to take a back seat now that football has started. "I just want to focus on having the best season I can. I don't want to let these guys down by getting too involved in recruiting. I want everyone to know I'm giving it 100 percent. I will take some visits later and then decide. I plan to take my visits."

The Irish have been in contact with Temple. "They came by the school and I talked to one of their coaches. He told me that they were interested in me and it was just a matter of making sure everything was right academically. I told them about my situation and how Rockhurst is a difficult school. I know they talked to my coach and some of my teachers and they all said I work hard in the classroom. They said they would get back to me during the summer."

Temple does know he will take a visit to Notre Dame. "I know I will visit Notre Dame for sure. I will probably visit Miami as well. Michigan, USC, Kansas State, Missouri and UCLA are some other schools I'm interested in. One day I will have a top five and the next day it will be five different schools. This is going to be a hard decision."

Comments. It's all going to boil down to his academics. If he can get in, I think Temple will strongly consider Notre Dame. The question remains if he can get in. An answer we just don't know yet.

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