Temple gets a good one in Fullerton's Shine

Fullerton WR Darryl Shine (5-10, 175) decided to head east last weekend to check out the Temple football program and was so impressed with what the Owls had going on that he decided to become part of their program for the next two years. JCFootball.com caught up with the talented wideout and he talked about things including which other schools had also stepped forward with offers...

"I committed to Temple while I was there last weekend," a happy Shine told JCFootball.com. "The coaches there were really cool, I got to hang out with the players and I really liked the school and the setting in the city. I mean, Philadelphia is a great place and it was a program I wanted to be part of."

Shine said he was also impressed with head coach Al Golden and the overall program.

"The staff is high quality," Shine said. "They made a bowl game last year and I feel they will make one the next couple years that I'm there as well.

"When I told coach Golden I wanted to commit he was like 'whew!' and just shook my hand and told me he was excited to have me in the program."

In addition to his offer from Temple, Shine had offers from Middle Tennessee, Arkansas State, Hawaii, Central Michigan, Utah State and Wyoming and visited the Cowboys back in December.

As a prep, Shine enjoyed a standout career at Orlando Jones High School, but when he didn't qualify he headed west to continue his football career.

"They play the best football out in California, so that's where I headed," Shine said. "Fullerton had a great program that always seemed to get guys ready for D-1 football and I felt like I could be a good fit in their offense and make some plays."

Shine led the Hornets with 50 receptions for over 800 yards and six touchdowns while also averaging 30.8 yards per kick return.

"I'm explosive and I run well," Shine, who has a 4.4 forty time, said. "I can run across the middle and make the tough catch or I can get down the field and make plays down there.

"I think I'm best at getting separation from the guy covering me and then making plays once I get the ball in my hands."

Shine is set to graduate in May and he'll have three years to play two once he signs with Temple next week.

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