Temple Staying In Touch with UCLA

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty defensive tackle Cody Temple is consistently hearing from the Bruins coaching staff among a long list of callers...

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty defensive tackle Cody Temple (6-3.5, 280) has been busy fielding calls since September 1st.

Now Temple is hoping to turn more of those calls into offers from the schools who've been ringing him up.

"I've been getting some calls from San Diego State, Oregon State, Arizona, USC and UCLA. I'm not sure who's going to offer me next, but everything is going good right now," said Temple.

Temple has seven offers at this point, from Washington State, San Jose State, Nevada, Fresno State, Portland State, New Mexico State and Colorado State.

"The coaches have said that my first two games they wanted but I'm also going to send them my next two games, against Clovis East and Buchanan because those are two of the higher games we'll be playing this year," said Temple.

Temple can play on either side of the ball but said most of his recruiting attention comes on defense.

"I'm getting recruited as a tackle, but I really don't care which side I play, as long as I can keep playing," said Temple.

Temple said he's been in consistent communication with UCLA.

"I talk to Coach (Clark) Lea a lot and I'm hoping to go down to a game there," said Temple. "They've invited me to some."

Temple said he will take all five of his trips, so a decision isn't imminent.

"I'll take my five trips and decide closer to December or January," said Temple. "A lot depends on how the season goes. My coach doesn't want me to go on my visits during the season so if the season goes well, we'll be playing longer."

Temple also doesn't have a leader.

"I don't have a leader, no real favorite," said Temple. "I hear the most from Coach (Pat) Hill (at Fresno State) and Coach (Barry) Sacks (at Nevada)."

Temple and his Liberty team is 2-0.

"We've already rushed for over 1,000 yards this season in two games," said Liberty.

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