Temple To Be Back at UCLA

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty defensive tackle Cody Temple, one of the standouts at UCLA's camp earlier this month, will camp at UCLA again on Saturday for the Linemen Camp...

Bakersfield (Calif.) Liberty defensive tackle Cody Temple (6-3, 280) was one of the standouts at UCLA's 1-Day Camp earlier this month.

For Temple, it was his first-ever camp, and while he received high praise from the coaching staff, he still thought he could have done better.

"The coaches said they really liked what they saw from me and were impressed with me," said Temple. "They said I did good work. They didn't offer me yet, but asked me to come back to their camp."

So Temple will do that, returning to Westwood this coming Saturday for the Bruins Linemen Camp.

"I thought I did ok there, it was just my first time going to a camp or combine of any kind, but I thought I could do a lot better," said Temple. "I came down for the Oregon game, and the coaches didn't really know who I was, but then they saw me and said they'd be watching me. So now they've been able to see me more and told me they were keeping an eye on me and if I keep doing what I've been, they could offer me, but they told me they definitely want to keep in contact with me."

Temple has a handful of offers, from Nevada, Portland State, San Jose State and Washington State, and more schools have been showing interest.

"I've heard from Fresno State, Washington, Oregon State, San Diego State and USC," said Temple. "Some like me as an offensive lineman and some as a defensive lineman. I prefer defensive tackle, but I just want to play."

Temple admitted that UCLA is a school he's fond of, so he's willing to wait the process out to see if they, or other schools, offer.

"I'm planning on waiting for a while, I kind of want to go through the process," said Temple. "I'm hoping for some more offers to choose from."

Academically, Temple has a 3.0 and took the SAT and ACT this month.

Last fall, Temple recorded seven sacks with 109 tackles, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble.

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