Kansas City (Mo.) Rockhurst running back Tony Temple has seen several games this year at Missouri and Kansas State. But, he watched one Saturday night that really grabbed his attention.
“I don’t know what to say about that game,” the 5-foot-10, 192-pound Temple said. “I was a little shocked at how they did it. I had talked the K-State coaches during the week and they told me they had been working hard all week. They executed real well. They didn’t make mistakes.”
One thing really stuck out in the four-star rated running back’s mind.
“Sproles. The way Sproles was going was amazing. It made a good impression on me. The coaches at K-State keep telling me if I come there, they will feed me and that my boy Sproles is living proof of it.”
Temple said he and his coach, Tony Severino, had discussed the game today at school.
“My coach and I were talking about it,” he said. “We both feel like that’s going to lock up a lot of good recruits for K-State.”
Is the nation’s No. 7 running back one of those that could be locked up?
“No. I’m not committed. The game made a statement, that’s for sure. I sat down with my mom and my little brother to watch the game. They were both telling me during the game that ‘K-State might not be a bad school to go to.’ The performance really impressed them. And they are my family. They’ve been helping me out through my years. I’m going to take their opinions and really put a lot of emphasis into what they say. It will go toward helping me make a decision.”
Temple has been having coaches come by his house over the last week, or so.
“Missouri came by last Tuesday. Minnesota came by last week, too. My mom told me a couple coaches came by today and left notes that they had stopped by. Kansas State is going to be by soon. They had told me they wouldn’t be by until after the game was over. So I wasn’t expecting them, yet.”
Temple will take his first official visit this weekend with a trip to Columbia, Mo. to see the Tiger program. He will follow that up with his official visit to Manhattan the next week to see Kansas State.”