Three-star cornerback Anthony Ferla out of Waldwick (N.J.) St. Joseph's took his first official visit to Temple. What did the 5-foot-10, 194-pounder think of the Owls and their new coaching staff?
"I went there and it was real hard to get a feel for college life because all the students were still home for Christmas break," he said. "The coaching staff there was outstanding though and I liked how everything is getting changed.
"On my visit, I didn't really have a host and instead just met with a few of the players at night mostly. During the day, I went out to meals, toured the campus, checked out the football buildings and stuff like that. I also was able to meet with coach Golden and D'Onofrio for one on one time. They basically asked me how my visit went, what I'm looking for in a college and such. I did like that they said I have a good chance of playing my freshman year and it's all up to me."
The No. 25 prospect in New Jersey couldn't rate his trip to Philadelphia.
"It was hard to get a feel as I said earlier, so I think I'm going to go back down unofficially for another visit in a couple weeks," he said. "I just want to see what's up when students are around, but right now I'd say they are even with Kansas."
Speaking of the Jayhawks, Ferla is headed to Kansas next week for an official visit.
"There isn't really anything I'm looking for," he said. "I just want to enjoy myself and hope I feel comfortable there. I like them because they were the first school to offer me, but I got to find out a lot more on them."
Ferla hasn't scheduled any other official visits, but confirmed he's considering ones to Colorado State and Florida Atlantic.