Class of 2016 athlete Kato Nelson of Hialeah [Fla.] Champagnat recently received his first offer from Temple, with the Owls recruiting his as a quarterback. He's hoping Temple is the first of many offers to come his way and admittted he doesn't know too much about Temple.
"All I remember is coach told me to call a number," said Nelson, who stands at 6-foot, 175 pounds. "I called it and they offered me. I talked to a reporter and he said Bill Cosby went there."
Nelson believes an offer from West Virginia is imminent and is headed to Morgantown this week for a camp. With a good showing, he's hoping to land a second offer from the Mountaineers. West Virginia assistant JaJuan Seider has been in constant contact with Nelson.
"I talk to coach Seider once a week," Nelson said. "He tells me I'm high on their boards. West Virginia has shown a lot of interest."
Nelson likes WVU's spread offense and thinks with the Mountaineers' history of bringing in receivers who go on to play in the NFL, he can thrive in their system.
"I've been looking back at their tape," he said. "I was looking at Geno Smith and I think I can do similar or better things than him."
No other schools stand out for Nelson at the moment other than LSU, a school that has continued to make infrequent contact with him following a Tigers camp he attended last year. Nelson's Champagnat teammate Devonaire Clarington already has an offer there and Nelson wouldn't mind having one as well.
"[Tigers offensive coordinator] Cam Cameron gave me his number and we talk every now and then," Nelson said.